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21. Motorola V180 Phone (T-Mobile)
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22. Samsung E715 Phone (T-Mobile)
$349.99 list($499.99)
23. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
$49.99 list($129.99)
24. Nokia 6015i Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$24.99 list($99.99)
25. Siemens CF62T Phone (T-Mobile)
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26. Nokia 6600 Phone (T-Mobile)
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27. palmOne Treo 600 PDA Phone (Verizon
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28. LG VX3200 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$149.99 list($349.99)
29. Sharp TM150 Phone (T-Mobile)
$199.99 list($499.99)
30. Nokia 6620 Phone (Cingular)
$199.99 list($299.99)
31. Samsung P777 Phone (Cingular)
$529.99 list($699.99)
32. Siemens SX66 PDA Phone (Cingular)
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33. Motorola C650 Phone (T-Mobile)
$49.99 list($199.99)
34. Samsung x475 Phone (T-Mobile)
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35. T-Mobile Sidekick II Phone (T-Mobile)
$99.99 list($174.99)
36. Motorola i830 Phone - Silver (Nextel)
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37. Samsung E317 Phone (Cingular)
$99.99 list($219.99)
38. Audiovox CDM8910 Phone (Verizon
$399.99 list($499.99)
39. Samsung p735 Phone (T-Mobile)
$79.99 list($149.99)
40. Motorola i730 Phone (Nextel)

21. Motorola V180 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $119.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0003SN0J2
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 117
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Billed as an entry-level phone, the Motorola v180 is actually a feature rich black beauty with quad-band global coverage capability. Instant messaging, MP3 ringtones, dual displays, USB connectivity and gaming support are all here-- a significant step up from entry level phones of the past. It's the perfect companion to T-Mobile service.


Click the image to get a closer look at the V180's functions.
Design
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a large 128 x 128 color display with 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna and the USB-capable data port is housed on the unit's top edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the bottom of the handset, next to the phone's charging port. Face plates are available so you can create the look you're after on the phone's outer casing.

Calling Features
The V180 supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. You can also assign pictures and ringers to your most common callers. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that enables you to mix your own ringtones.

Speed dialing, which allows you to call pre-programmed numbers with one button is built in, as is a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V180 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. The phone features support for ICQ, AOL and Yahoo! instant messaging applications (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V180 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a notepad, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Imaging and Entertainment
The V180's USB connectivity can be used to transfer pictures, sounds and graphics to the phone's memory from your PC. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes. The V180 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The V180 weighs 3.26 ounces and measures 3.43 x 1.75 x .91 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.83 hours of digital talk time, and up to 275 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola V180 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply/charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • The sleek feature-forward model V180 offers mobile movers and shakers hip style without the hot price tag.
  • Polyphonic speaker for MP3 ring tunes and MPEG4 video playback
  • Large, vibrant color display with picture caller ID
  • Stylish clamshell design with integrated speakerphone
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

Reviews (23)

2-0 out of 5 stars My tracfone is better!
I had this phone.I malfunctioned occasionally. I really wasn't impressed with tmobile coverage area:(. I got a tracfone(v60i motorola) And it has worked out much better.Tracfones promos like the referral- authorized person sends you a referral before you activate a new tracfone and you get 100 minutes at no charge! it rocks. I have way better coverage with my tracfone.I am now authorized to give referrals so if you need one, just send a request to sunnyryanj@yahoo, the v60i is cdma and if you like GSM phones tracfone also has those and they work on both cingular/att and tmobile so you get the best gsm coverage there is! and theres free roaming!Tracfone is better. mmhm...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great high quality phone
I've been with T-Mobile for about five years and have used Motorola v66, Samsung Q105, and several Nokia phones. Out of all of them this Motorola v180 actually lives up to the 10 days of standby time and the 5 hours of talk time. The quality of the call is the best I've heard yet with any phone. I have not had any problems with this phone but do see how a cheap plastic design could easily be damaged with minimal effort. Take care of things and they'll last - simple as that. My only complaint is that the phone does not come with a belt clip.

3-0 out of 5 stars Intermittent malfunction, otherwise a good phone.
I had one of these phones from T-Mobile for a few months, and was pleased with it for the most part. The audio quality and signal strength were very good in my experience. Its battery life was very good. It just worked very well as a basic cellular phone, and served me well... except for the occasions when it malfunctioned for no apparent reason. Sometimes, when I would try to use the Phonebook or Voice Dial features, or to access my Recent Calls, the phone would just tell me to "Please Wait" forever. T-Mobile and Motorola tried to help me troubleshoot the problem to no avail. I had to send it in for repair. It appears to be a software problem, rather than a problem with the phone itself.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent phone
I have had this phone for about six months now and have had no problems. It's small and has pretty decent features like an alarm clock which I constantly use. My reception is pretty great, and I have even used this phone in the elevator where I work with no problems. I like use my t-zones to check out stuff on yahoo like movies and news.
My only problems are, I am not able to download games which is a bummer,(i can play online games though through t-mobile), and once in a great while while i am text messaging, the phone screen has gone black. It recovers, but I hope that isn't going to be some big issue.

1-0 out of 5 stars underwater conversations
I have this as a replacement for my Samsung e-105 which was a fantastic little phone that I never had a problem with, until my lack of care caused it to finally collapse.Phones (other than Nokia, IMO) only last about 14 months these days.
I have no complaints about the design - the LCD is not NEARLY as clear as the samsung, and it is cheap plastic, but it's free - what should I expect?
The problem is that every conversation - whether to a landline or another mobile - sounds like the other person is under water! They're garbled and hard to understand.I always have to ask people to repeat themselves.
Second problem - the battery.After an hour, even when not in use, it needs more juice.
I already called TMobile and ordered the next Samsung - their interface is considerably better.
(and any problems with TMobile might just be from the particular agent - i've never had a problem, and I've been with them for 6 years - since they were Voicestream!) ... Read more


22. Samsung E715 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Samsung
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000E3GWH
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 636
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cellular service, Samsung's dual-frequency GSM/GPRS SGH-E715 phone includes a Web browser, digital camera, some organizing software, and a host of other useful features.The phone's cover features a 80 x 64 pixel gray scale OLED subdisplay, which remains on even when your phone is closed, to display signal strength, battery power, and the time of day.

Send or receive data through the IrDA-compliant infrared port on your PC.
When a call comes in, caller ID is displayed on the outside so you can check who it is before answering. The area also displays message-received notices, and other alerts as they come in. The subdisplay also functions as a viewfinder if you want to take your own picture using the phone's 640x480 digital camera.

The camera's main lens is a rotating device that can take multiple consecutive photos at a time. You can also save the photos and send them to a friend or colleague in a text message vis MMS service. The camera includes snazzy functions such as frame setting , tone control, effects, rotation, and a self timer. It can take color, black and white, or sepia-tone pictures, and it comes with a variety of stored image templates that you can use to decorate your snapshots. There's also an LED flash, which helps provide a clear view of your subject in dim light environments.

The E715 sports 40 polyphonic ring tones, as well as many more available for download on the Web via the E715's built in Web browser. Also available for download are a variety of Java-based video games, compatible with the phone via Java MIDP version 2.0.

As an organizer, the E715 includes a 1,000 contact phonebook, a scheduler, to do list and alarm. And, its IrDA (infrared) interface enables easy, wireless phone to PC sync connection. The phone weighs 3.4-ounces.

SEE A DETAILED VIEW OF THE e715'S FEATURES

What's in the box:

Handset, travel adapter, battery, hand strap, user's manual, ear microphone.

... Read more

Features

  • Large LCD color screen feature 65,000 colors (128x160 pixels)
  • Built-In VGA camera with 640x480 resolution, flash, and self-timer
  • Equipped with mobile Internet and text messaging
  • Supports 40-chord polyphonic ringtones
  • Download ringtones, wallpaper, and games

Reviews (186)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this phone!
I have to say that I've had this phone for almost a year now and it's the best phone I've ever owned.I read many reviews before purchasing it stating that the battery life isn't good at all, but I did not find that true.I use my phone daily, several times a day and the battery holds a charge wonderfully.I have not been happy with the cell phones I've had in the past (and that has been MANY).I loved this phone so much that my husband bought one as well.I wasn't in the market for a camara phone, but this feature proved itself nicely.Good quality pictures.

I give this phone 2 thumbs up!

1-0 out of 5 stars WTF Samsung !
This is by far the worst phone I've ever owned. I had the Nokia 3650 and I wanted a smaller phone. This phone hasvirtually no features that my old phone had. I just bought this phone solely on aesthetics and because it had a camera. It doesnt look bad but thats about the only thing it has going for it. The picture quality is awful to say the least and I have to recharge it every 2 days(keep in mind I only talk about 10 mins a day because I hate talking on the phone). Not only that but my sometimes it tweeks and just turns off by itself and deletes numbers from my phone book. Please steer clear from this phone...

5-0 out of 5 stars The best phone ever!
The samsung E715 phone is the best. This phone works great. Takes great pics and battery life last for ever. This great lil phone can take a beating and yet it still works. No problem with this phone.

1-0 out of 5 stars the worst phone from samsung...crap....
this crappy Samsung E715.. is the worst i have ever seeen. i've owned it for a year and it started to have the same display problem ( like many other customers of the e715).... and after exchanging the phone with t-mobile, the display is fine but the phone started to give queer ringtone sounds. the ringtone is singing very very fast and its such a pain to hear your phone ring!!!!! my first phone had problem with the phone book also!! it would delete the phone book entries stored to the phone overnight. initially i thought it was coz of over charging, but it was going on every couple of weeks and i had to call t-mobile to replace my phone. the picture quality is dreadfully poor... no individual ringtone can be given to each number but has a group ringtone option ( which is sick to have... no individual option but a group option... "r u using ur brains SAMSUNG engineers....").. no option of saving the pictures to the simcard...( it was painful to lose all my 100 odd pics when i had to return my phone for exchange and i lost interest in taking pics anymore after i got the exchange phone). i called t-mobile to make my 2nd exchange. my friend also had the same problems as i had and i would strongly recommend t-mobile to discontinue issuing this model any more and pray god to give the Samsung engineers useful brains to think better and make better phones!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad Little Phone
I've had the E715 for about 8 months and it's been a fine phone. I made the switch from the Motorola V300 when I had calls that were getting dropped (turns out it's T-Mobile, not the phone, as I've had the same problems with this phone).

I wish I had kept the V300.

The Good:
* It's a cute phone. Very attractive.
* It lights up when on silent, which is a plus.
* The camera isn't bad - better than most camera phones (non mega-pixel phones anyway).
* The disk space is excellent. You can have many photos stored on the phone at once.

The Bad:
* The battery life is terrible. I have to charge this phone every night. I used to charge my V300 twice a week.
* The ringtones are TERRIBLE. As you know, you can't download a "normal" ringtone from T-Mobile. ALL of the ringtones that come with the phone are dreadful, and borderline ridiculous. There is no simple ringtone located on the phone.
* There is a button on the side of the phone that activates the camera with the flip phone closed...this means if it hits something in my bag, it ends up taking a bunch of black photographs (and making that obnoxious shutter noise sound, even on silent). This happens all the time.
* No speakerphone.
* The headset needs to be moved around to work, or you won't hear a thing. Not handy while driving.

Overall, it's a good phone. However, my next phone will be a Motorola, as this phone lacks too many basic features. ... Read more


23. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $499.99
our price: $349.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006I2J96
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 783
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Just when you thought Sony Ericsson phones couldn't get any cooler, the s710a comes along, sporting an elegant, rotating design, support for high speed data networks, and a powerful integrated camera. Add these to a jumbo screen, Bluetooth, and support for expandable memory, and you've got one serious contender in the race to deliver the coolest of the cool in the high-end phone category.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the s710a'sfeatures.
The s710a's swiveling design means that the keypad is only revealed when you need it. Because of this design, the phone more resembles a digital camera, with a massive 240 x 320 display on one side and a pronounced camera system on the other. There's even a grip on the back for holding the phone sideways when capturing photos. The camera unit, which is protected by a lens cover, features 1280 x 960 resolution (1.3 megapixel), as well as an LED flash. Meanwhile, a five-way directional button on the front of the device controls most of the phone's menus and features. A Memory Stick DUO slot is provided on the right side for easy memory expansion, and the phone ships with a 32 MB card included. In addition to USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the s710a also has an infrared receiver for data synchronization.

Calling Features
The s710a's phone book can hold up to 510 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling up to 50 of your contacts as easy as saying their names, while the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and there's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode.


It's a 1.3 megapixel camera!

No, wait, it's a media viewer with a massive 2.3-inch screen.

Oh my gosh! It's also a phone!
Because the s710a is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
If you're looking for a mobile office partner, the s710a has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via SMS or MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). Cingular has generously pre-configured email account settings for BellSouth, SBC, and Earthlink. There's also a built-in Web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the s710a, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. Enjoy broadband speeds in EDGE-enabled service areas.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the s710a, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the s710a's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard. This means the phone can be used with the included Sony Ericsson Sync Station software, which lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your s710a.

Imaging and Entertainment
As mentioned, the phone sports a powerful 1.3 megapixel camera and flash. The camera also features an 8x zoom capability, as well as support for video capture. You can capture as much video as you like, as long as there is available memory.

The s710a is a powerful gaming companion, too, with support for enhanced, Java-based 3D gaming. The phone comes preloaded with several games and more are downloadable from both Sony Ericsson and Cingular's MEdia service. Lastly, the s710a has a nifty MP3 player, so you can load up your memory card and listen to tunes while you're on the go.

Vital Statistics
The Sony Ericsson s710a weighs 4.83 ounces and measures 4.23 x 1.93 x .96 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
s710a handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software. ... Read more

Features

  • Unique swivel design with oversized, 2.3-inch 262,000 color display
  • Buit-in 1.3 megapixel VGA camera with 8X zoom and video recording
  • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP-based email clients
  • Integrated MP3 player
  • Integrated Bluetooth technology

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Expensive, though very capable phone.
First off, the screen is downright gorgeous.I picked up this phone about 4 days ago after I jumped ship with T-Mobile, and decided to give Cingular a try.All my friends and family members use Cingular so a two-year contract doesn't really bother me.I payed $300 and will recieve a $100 via mail-in rebate.The price was on point considering my old phone, a Motorola V300, cost me $250 and didn't have half the features of this phone.

This phone is not perfect though.Off the bat I noticed that the UI was unresponsive at times.It's pretty annoying but it's acceptable.Another gripe I have is with Sony about it's proprietary storage medium.I have a PSP and recently purchased a 512 MB Memory Stick PRO Duo.I thought, because they are the same form factor, that I could interchange the PRO Duo with the Duo used in the S710a but no.I'm relagated to 128 MB maximum storage capacity so the mp3 functionality of the phone, for me, has been reduced.All the other features: Bluetooth, camera, etc all work fine but don't expect to purchase a case that will protect your investment.Because of it's unique swivel design, the only cases available for the phone are enclosed cases.If I have a phone that's better than all of my friends, I want to show it off, not hide it in a case!!

As far as the service with Cingular, it's been decent.My signal is a lot greater that it ever was with T-mobile and the girl that helped me set up my account was hot!!Props to Cingular for hiring such fine girls.

If you want a stylish phone that will turn even the heads of Sprint employees, then buy this phone.If you want an everyday run of the mill phone go spend your money elsewhere.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good phone but..
You all know about the slowness of the menus.. this plagued my old sony ericsson t300 too.. its a good phone, full of features, very nice screen (thou a bit darker than i expected) however whats up with that hold button/slide?? I have never seen that in another phone and i think its a stupid stupid design.. more often than not my thumb just slides over it, its not grippy enough.. and the games are all demos?? wow so cheap of you sony..

UPDATE: The hold is released either by the hold slide/button or pressing *, unlock.. so its not that bad :)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not all that
This phone looks great, menus are easy to use, and its got a wonderful display.That aside, the performance of the phone is not what it should be for the price.Others have noted sluggish menus.This is the second s710a I've owned, the first sent back for technical reasons, and the menu speed is horrible.The phone will lock up for up to 20 seconds, and then finally release...performing the 3 or 4 functions you pressed while it was frozen.Its unresponsive for a $400 phone.Secondly, sound quality on the phone is fine if you get the microphone in just the right spot, but if you try to cradle the phone in your shoulder and talk, no one will be able to hear you.Overall, the phone is a huge disappointment...from sound quality to responsiveness, they should have done better for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dream phone since I got it for $40
This is my dream phone.I love the gigantic screen, the swivel and Bluetooth.I've had it for a month now, and I still can't believe how cool the video recorder is.It takes really good pictures and the speakerphone and mp3 player sound great.Plus, I was surprised it came with a USB memory stick reader and it wasn't an additional accessory I had to purchase.The only problems are that it's a bit bulky and the price of course is EXCESSIVE.If I wasn't able to get it for $40, I wouldn't have been able to get this great phone.If you want to find out how you can get it for $40 as well(...)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Phone Ever
This is one the best phone that I have owned so far.The screen is unmatched and the speaker is loud and clear.Reception is comparable with Nokia which are known for the best reception in GSM.I like this phone a lot.Menu speed doesn't bother me and I am sure that a firmware release will remedy this.If you have used Nokia, Motorola, or any other GSM phone, do your self a favor and step up to this phone.It will blow everything else in the water.Swivel design is great and the camera really shines for a camera phone.Plenty of on-board memory and you can use Memory Stick Duo cards up to 128MB each if you need more space for pictures and MP3s.A lot of built in functions like calendar, timer, stop watch, notes, etc.Themes can be downloaded to make the phone look unique.There are plenty of free themes available at Zedge online.All you have to do is register for free.You can them transfer them to your phone wirelessly if you have a Bluetooth adapter.Sony Ericsson phones are known for their fully functional and excellent Bluetooth.Apple Macs and Sony Ericsson phones were made for each other in the Bluetooth world. ... Read more


24. Nokia 6015i Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $129.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006HHH3K
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 153
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a vibrant, full-color screen, support for SMS text messaging, a speakerphone and voice-activated dialing, the 6015i is an affordable, entry-level phone with top-level features. It's a great entry-level companion for Verizon Wireless users.



Click the image to get a closer look at the 6015i's functions.
Design
The 6015i follows the tried and true Nokia candybar style with an extendable antenna mated to a dedicated internal antenna. The phone includes a 2.5mm headset jack, a USB data port, and a standard Nokia charging connector. The 96 x 65 color display boasts 4096 colors. Detachable faceplates are available for the front and rear of the handset so you can dress up your phone to suit your mood.

Calling Features
The 6015i's built-in address book can store up to 250 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers. Choose from 30 built-in ringers, including MIDI ring tones with up to 16-chord polyphonic sound, as well as a vibrating alert. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak up to 25 numbers with the sound of your voice. The 6015i's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the 6015i is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
If you need basic messaging capabilities, the 6015i has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving SMS text messages (Verizon Wireless text messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built-into the unit-- a plus for text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 6015i including a calendar, a calculator, a voice recorder with 30 seconds of recording memory, an alarm clock, and a to-do list. The 6015i lets you carry these tools wherever you go so you can create appointments and view your schedule at a moment's notice.

Entertainment
The 6015i is Java enabled, meaning it supports games written on the Java platform. The phone also features customizable colors and screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6015i weighs 3.87 ounces and measures 4.26 x 1.97 x 0.91 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 192 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Nokia 6015i handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Color LCD 96 x 65 display with changeable fonts so you can change your preferred view
  • Customizable profiles let you set ringing options, tones, volume, vibrating alert, message alert tone, keypad tones, and warning tones for all calls or caller groups based on your preference
  • Assign up to 500 entries with multiple contact numbers
  • Receive numeric and text messages in areas that offer messaging services
  • Includes Alarm clock, Calendar, Voice recorder (1 minute), Calculator, and Stopwatch

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone !
I have had this phone sence Christmas and it is great! I have had no problems with this phone and i have droped it like 100 times and it still works great. It does not have very good wallpapers but the ringtones are ok. The battery life it sooo good it is better then any other phones i have seen. It would be the best phone if it had a camera. If you want a good phone for a very low price then you should get this phone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic phone
If you want a basic phone with good reception and battery life, and are not interested in cameras or MP3 capabilities (and other features), this phone could be a good choice for you.

The one "feature" this model does have is the speakerphone, which works very well IMO.And with amazon.com's rebate and 1-year (instead of 2-year) contract, it's a very good deal indeed.

The only drawback is that the rebate takes about 4 months to receive (you have to wait two billing cycles, then amazon takes about 8 weeks on top of that to process it).If you're patient though, it's hard to find a better deal than this.

But if you want a phone that will "impress your friends" you may have to look elsewhere.This is a very basic piece.

4-0 out of 5 stars Does Cell Phone Well
I upgraded from an AT&T Nokia (2years old) to the Verizon Nokia 6015i. The difference is amazing. I'm not sure whether it is Verizon or the 6015i or both, but service is clear in places I had no service before - including in my apartment house. On a car trip to very southern Maryland I had excellent service in some very rural areas. No static or breaking up or dropped calls. Works well in the METRO tunnels

I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY!!

PROs:

o Clear Reception with excellent voice quality
o Speaker Phone works very well
o Voice Dialing worked first time for all entries
o Light weight
o Contact lists easy to manage and use
o Good display visibility
o Works well with hands free devices
o Tri-mode
o Good battery life
o Good ring and vibrate options
o Cheap

CONs:

o If you are looking for games, calendars, fancy tones, pictures, MP3, etc., etc. - this is NOT your phone.
o Not as compact or as light weight as most clam shell phones

My choice was somewhat driven by the fact I already had Nokia wall warts in four homes spread across the country and cigarette chargers in four cars, also spread across the county - using those on the new phone saved a pocket full of money - BUT, I am happy with the quality of the phone when it is doing phone things!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone for the price.
This 6015 replaces my earlier Nokia phone.It seems to me that Nokia has got this entry level phone niche locked for me. This phone does everything I want it to do very well.Personally, I just need a wireless phone to make calls andorganize contacts logically without slowing me down.

The Good:
-Easy to use right out the box.I have never had to readthe instruction manual on this phone. Thoughful design...
-Decent talk time for the size of the battery
-Tasteful color screen
-Intuitive menus. Each contact can have mulitple numbers assigned in a good directory/tree menu. One touch dialing is very handy for commonly called numbers.


The Bad:
-Sometimes I talk too much on this phone.

Bottom line:You really cannot get a better phone with this set of features for the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars good phone
This is a good phone with all the basic features. However, it does not have any WAP browser. Also, Verizon & Nokia lock the Nokia PC Suites that you cannot upload ringtones using DKU-5 cable. However, an easy trick to get around it is to rename your .mid to some other extension and you can upload the ringtone the Gallery. Other than some stupid money making scheme and the lack of WAP browser, I recommend this phone. ... Read more


25. Siemens CF62T Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $99.99
our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002OA05O
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 139
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Siemens CF62T phone features a sleek design with a very cool-looking loop antenna, as well as a speakerphone, Openwave 6.4 Internet browsing software, advanced text messaging, and Java capabilities, all built-in to a clamshell/flip phone format and displayed on a 128 x 128 pixel, 65k color LCD screen. The small outer display, visible when the phone is closed, provides color resolution as well.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the CF62Tfeatures a 4-way navigation key for easy access to a variety of handy features, including call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, any-key answer, auto-redial, roaming indicator, speed dial, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, usage alert, vibrating ring, differential ringvoice mail button, voice mail indicator, volume select/display, signal strength indicator, phone status indicator, a phone book capacity of 250 entries, and more. It also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Messaging and Internet
When you want to get online, you'll enjoy EMS and MMS messaging, which allows you to create, send, receive, and edit text messages with photo attachments, and then send to any compatible cell phone or PC. There's also predictive text entry for your speedy text messaging convenience. The CF62T is Java-compatible, so you can download a wide variety of productivity and gaming software to further enhance your phone.

Organizer
Organizer capabilities on the CF62T include a calendar, calculator, alarm, and a scratch pad function for quick note-taking.

Fun, and Games
This phone includes customizable wallpaper and graphics, and 16-chord polyphonic ring tones. Since it's Java-compatible, you can also easily download new wallpaper, graphics, ring tones, and games, in addition to the ones already included with the phone. An attachable VGA camera is also available separately.

Vital Statistics
The Siemens CF62Tweighs 3.14 oz. and measures 3.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 240 minutes minimum digital talk time, and 300 hours minimum digital standby time. It runs on GSM 800/1800/1900 MHz.

What's in the box
Siemens CF62T phone, AC charger, hands-free headset, manual ... Read more

Features

  • Distinctive loop antenna.
  • Download Fun (MegaTones® and Wallpaper)
  • Dual display
  • Text and picture messaging
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (27)

3-0 out of 5 stars YES IT TURNS OFF--BUT HERE'S HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM!
The phone turns off because the battery connections become slightly coated after a few months. YOU CAN FIX THIS IN 5 MINUTES! HERE'S HOW:

1) Remove the battery
2) Observe the 3 small metallic contacts on the battery, and 3 corresponding metallic pins in the phone.
3) Using very fine-grain sandpaper, VERY GENTLY sand the 3 metallic points both on the phone and on the battery. DO NOT PRESS HARD!
4) Put battery back in.

VOILA!THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM!

(...)

3-0 out of 5 stars its all good
I had this phone since January and it sufficed for me. It may not be that much powerful, but it will do in any normal situation. That is what phones are for right?

4-0 out of 5 stars Adequet enough for me
This is my first Cell Phone. I like it a lot. About them randomly turning off, mine never does that. I think that happens only because of the service area. The web brouser and the speaker Phone are great and easy to use. i like the alarm clock and the second display. I could care less if it is slow or basic. Another great about it is its looke, color, and shape

IF YOU WANT A GREAT PHONE BUY THIS!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a phone by it's cover
I wasn't looking for anything special when my boyfriend and I starting shopping for cell phones. So several months back, we went in search of a normal, easy-to-use cell phone at a good price.We found this one.We bought it because we liked the look and simplicity of the phone.It has great features and is very compact.However, a couple of months after we purchased the phone, it began turning itself off.Not just mine, but his also.In the middle of phone calls, setting it down, touching it - at one point, it had turned off for me 4 times in less than 10 minutes - while on the phone with my boss.That was where I drew the line.I took it back to T-mobile and they told me all they could do was send my boyfriend and I new phones - the same ones.I thought, fine, whatever, I'll take anything I can get at this point.

Within a week, we received our new phones, re-programed them, and tried again.Once again, within 2 months, the same problem rose up in both of our phones - turning off.It is ridiculous.In fact, I use this phone as an alarm every morning, and even this morning I woke up late because, lo and behold, it was off.I do not recommend this phone to anyone.I may look nice, but after reading other people similiar accounts and going through 4 phones myself with the same problem, all I can say is get something else.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone Overall
Ok..i got this phone round 6 months ago and so far its been good...but i had to get a new one about 4 months into mycontract because the phone decided to shutoff when it felt like it but since i got a new one its been workin fine..
speaker phone workz nice...and is loud..no camera ..but you can buy one online ..it connects to the bottom good phone overall..id recommend it to any one whoz looking for a good fone that doesnt have many fancy featurez ... Read more


26. Nokia 6600 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Nokia
list price: $349.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00022NE6I
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Nokia
Sales Rank: 615
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Nokia 6600 sports a ton of cool options and high-end functionality, including: a digital VGA camera with 640 x 480 resolution, 2X digital zoom, night and portrait mode; a video recorder that records 10 second clips at 176 x 144 resolution; built-in Bluetooth wireless data transmission; and mobile Internet connectivity, as well as a variety of organizer and phone calling capabilities. It's all wrapped up in a cool new design with a high-resolution,65,000 color screen.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the 6600 features a 5-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including voice dialing and voice commands, integrated handsfree speakerphone, and the ability to record and send memos, conversations, and sound clips (up to 90 seconds). There's also a dedicated talk key, menu key, and exit key (among others), as well as polyphonic ring tones, vibrate mode, and much more. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf), and hearing aid support for the Nokia LPS-3 Loopset, (adapter and Loopset sold separately).

Messaging and Internet
The phone's XHTML browser provides high-speed data transmission (up to 43 Kbps) via GPRS, as well as access to work and private email accounts (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP). It also supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, and SMS distribution lists, and lets you send MMS (multimedia messaging service) packets containing combined image, video, text, and voice clips to compatible phones or PCs. Predictive text input and text message templates round out the package, along with the ability to expand your phone's functionality by downloading Symbian and Java MIDP 2.0 applications.

Organizer
The Nokia 6600's organizer features include a phone book with up to 500 contacts, a full calendar and to-do list, and an alarm clock with a snooze function, among others. You can sync up your organizer data with your PC wirelessly via your Bluetooth connection, using the included software (Sync ML or Nokia PC).

Cameras, Fun, and Games
As mentioned above, the 6600 comes with an integrated VGA digital still camera with 640 x 480 resolution, 2X digital zoom, night and portrait mode. You can view your photos on the 65,536 color display, or send them to your computer or via MMS to a friend with your internet connection. The video recording device can take 10-second clips at 176 x 144 resolution (or 128 x 96 pixel, if you want to maximize storage) and provides a 2X digital zoom and audio on/off features. There's even a genuine RealOne Player for playback and streaming RealMedia and 3GPP-compliant content. To store and organize your captured and downloaded images, sounds and videos, Nokia provides a dedicated Gallery with the phone.

Additionally, you can add thumbnail-sized photo images to contacts in your phone book, change your graphical user interface with a variety of themes, and download new ring tones to add to the ones already included with the phone. There are also two games included with the phone: Snake and Mix Pix. The 6600 is equipped with 6 MB of built-in flash memory and an external multimedia card (MMC) slot for user data (one 32 MB MMC included).

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6600 weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 4.28 x 2.29 x 0.93 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 4 hours digital talk time, and up to 8 days digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/HSCSD at 900/1800/1900 MHz, using the Symbian Operating System 7.0s, Series 60 platform. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

In the Box
Nokia 6600 cell phone, rapid travel charger, 32MB MMC card and hands free headset.

Phone Details:

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Features

  • Tri-band GSM phone with built-in Bluetooth
  • Video recorder and RealOne Player
  • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP-based email clients
  • 640 x 480 VGA camera with 2x digital zoom
  • Sending images, video, text and voice clip as MMS

Reviews (101)

2-0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad
Positives: Bluetooth, IR port, VGA Camera, multiple e-mail accounts, speaker phone, more programs becoming available for Symbian O/S. I use Bluetooth for wireless headset and to make the phone serve as my wireless modem.
Negatives: phone too big; voice recognition worthless, low volume from ear piece, IR port weak so TV remote control programs don't work well, slow menu's and response. Get Opera browser if your phone does not come with it since the WAP browser will only frustrate you (Opera has problems on this phone, but works most of the time). T-Mobile programmed the backlight in the display to turn off after a few seconds, although Nokia made it adjustable, and T-Mobile won't fix it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Big in features and Size!
The phone is loaded with features, some of which you will be using the most and some,maybe never. The design has a good design with a big display adn keys are easily accessible. Lemme go to the pros and cons of this phone since that;s what matters the most.
PROs:
1) Display size
2) Easily accessible keys
3) Camera resolution is pretty good.
4) Battery consumption is pretty low compared to old phones.

Cons:
1) The software is pretty slow.
2) There might be bright spots/lines on the LCD on some phones which appear only after some usage..i had two replacements!
3) BULKY!
4) Features which u are not going to use for all the life of the phone.


Summing up,i feel Nokia or other vendors should provide an option in the software which features we'd like to see when we press the menu button. This makes the s/w faster and user-friendly.
Overall the phone is pretty good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent phone
Although this is my first mobile phone, this is an Excellent phone that has almost all features that anybody can expect in normal mobile phone. I am really impressed with the Quality of this phone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice phone with great features
I got this with the need for a nokia GSM camera-phone with speakerphone. 3660 had similar features, but that is big in size. 6600 looks and feels nice.
This one is full of features(has bluetooth). Especially the LCD is big and the camera quality is among the very best around. I have set up it's PDA features with avantgo.com where you can download info from sites like weather,mapquest maps/directions into it, which is great. Using supplied s/w, you can transfer all addresses from a different nokia phone into it.
Goes ~3 days after a charge.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great reception but need improvement on certain things
I do not need to repeat what's great about this phone.

A few things that I want to suggest for improvements:
1) phone card calling feature.This phone doesn't include Phone card calling.So you have to dial your phone card access number, PIN card, and choose "send touch tone" and find your contact from the address book.This process can be very annoying and unsafe when you are driving a stick shift on the highway.For phone card with PIN Free dialing setup, you are a little bit lucky.All you need to do is to choose your "phone card" contact and then "send touch tone" and choose the contact.This feature is very important to me as I make a lot of international calls.My old Sony Ericsson T610 has this feature.All I need to do is to choose the contact and in option select "calling card call".

2) Low volume on regular answering.In noisy environment, it's hard to hear from the earpiece.You have to use speaker or handsfree, to get larger volume.Speaker volume is loud and clear but it sacrifaces the battery life. ... Read more


27. palmOne Treo 600 PDA Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by PalmOne
list price: $549.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000659KW8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 1245
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with Verizon Wireless service, the PalmOne Treo 600 offers all the functionality of a high-end PDA and a cell phone. Complete with a backlit QWERTY keyboard and a digital camera, it's the ultimate mobile office companion.

Calling and PDA Features
As a phone, the 800/1900 MHz Treo provides a built-in one-touch speakerphone feature, a mute button and caller ID, plus a few other snazzy features. For example, you can slide the ringer switch on the top of the phone, and it instantly puts the phone in silent mode, so there's no more wading through screen menus in the dark before the movie starts. And, by typing in initials or a name into the keyboard, you can dial anyone in your contacts list instantly. The keys have a special ergonomic dome shape, designed to be extra thumb-friendly. Plus there are tons of single and double key shortcuts you can use to launch Palm applications, up to 25 at once. But, if you're set in your ways with your PDA, you can always forego the keyboard and simply use the screen dial pad and stylus. Other calling features include vibrate mode, 16-channel MIDI polyphonic ring tones, and external volume buttons and ringer/silent switches.

For your PDA needs, the Treo sports 32 MB of RAM (24 MB user-available), plus a calendar and Palm OS organizer (version 5.2.1H), with the standard features such as Contact List, Memo Pad, To Do List, and more. You also get 24 MB of available memory to hold additional Palm OS software applications of the thousands that are available, such as MP3 players. When you sync up, the Treo 600 provides one-touch transfer of your Contacts to your PC's Outlook.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
"Blazer", the 600's color browser, gives you fast access to the Web, including sites not optimized for the mobile Internet, so you can lets you track your stocks, read headlines, and get directions, plus entertain yourself with downloadable ring tones and pictures. You can also download Palm OS software applications directly to your phone, and enjoy access to wireless email (Verizon Mobile Web email and wireless web service charges apply). Plus, you can send and receive SMS text messages to other phones or to any email address, and keep track of the conversation with threaded messaging.

You can even attach photos to your text messages. The Treo 600's built-in 640 x 480, 0.3 megapixels digital camera makes it easy to take and send the photos back to your PC, use them in text messages, or as picture caller ID by attaching the pictures to corresponding people in the contacts list.

Everything in the Treo 600 is integrated, so it's easy to perform multiple tasks like checking your calendar while talking on the phone or dialing calls directly from your contacts list. The handy design also provides a cell phone-like, 5-way navigation button, and the easy-access Favorites screen for the built-in Web browser. Other features of the Treo 600 include Contact List with Instant Lookup, a calendar, MMS/Picture Mail, Memo Pad, an Advanced Calculator, CityTime world clock, Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macintosh, HotSync Manager, link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only), IR capability, SD/MMC SD I/O-ready expansion, MP3-capability (with 3rd party software, SD memory card and headset adaptor).

Vital Statistics
This phone is rated with full charge at up to 6 hours talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) standby time. With an external battery pack (not included), you can add up to 3 hours of additional talk time and 180 hours of standby. It measures 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches and weighs 5.9 ounces. It operates on the CDMA 800/1900 MHz frequencies.

What's in the Box
Treo 600 handset, USB HotSync cable, ear bud headset, travel charger, pouch, user manual, synchronization software CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • Treo 600 combines a full-featured mobile phone and Palm OS organizer with wireless applications like email, text messaging, web browsing and even a digital camera
  • QWERTY keyboard makes entering text and accessing information fast and familiar-perfect for messaging and a must have for email
  • Built-in color web browser, Blazer, gives you fast access to nearly all the sites on the web-not just the ones optimized for mobile devices
  • Take a picture or share images with others via email-you can even attach a photo to a phone number so you can see exactly who's calling with Picture Caller ID
  • Because Treo 600 runs the popular Palm OS, there are thousands of applications you can download and use-like MP3 players, etc.

Reviews (13)

2-0 out of 5 stars Be sure to get Equipment Protection
I recently purchased this phone and everything was working fine.The phone was then accidentally dropped from less than one foot and the screen has gone black through the middle.If you do purchase this phone, be sure to buy the extra equipment protection with it as the screen cannot handle any pressure other than from the stylus or fingernail.Good luck.

1-0 out of 5 stars A REALLY EXPENSIVE LEMON
i am using this phone in India - not on Verizon - but could not find anywhere else to review this, and I feel so strongly about this that i had to write a review.

I was earlier using the Palm IIIC, and was very happy with it.Hence, when the Treo 600 came out, I was very keen to buy this.I believe than the Palm OS is the best Handheld OS and did a lot of research before making by decision.Reading the great reviews that the phone got convinced me and I bought it.Since then I have had major problems with the phone.

Phone:

One day, the ear piece just stopped working.When I make a call, the called person can hear me, but I cannot hear them.When I switch to speaker phone or hands free, then I can here them.

I checked with someone else who also bought the phone, and he is having the same problem.

I wrote to Palm Support, who wrote back to me asking me to do a hard reset on it - which I did but it did not correct the problem.

I wrote to you again, and was told to send the phone to USA, as there was no service center here.

I found someone who could repair it here - so got that done.Subsequently, the phone started acting up again.When the battery goes below half, there is some disturbance that starts coming on the phone, more on the other side, but also on mine.Also, the call gets disconnected often while on a call.The phone hangs often, while answering a call, switching from one call to another, and even when disconnecting a call.The screen freezes, and there is nothing I can do, except a soft reset, which I need to do more than 10 times everyday.Sometimes, the phone goes off on its own while on a call and restarts.I have tried multiple hard resets, and everything I can think of.

By this time, the phone was available in India, so I called their National Distributor, but was told that since I had not bought the phone from them, they could not repair it, even if I was willing to pay for the repair.That did not make any sense to me - after all it is their product.Anyway, they gave me the no of a firm who could repair the phone, so I contacted them.

When I started explaining the problem to them, they knew exactly what I was talking about - because according to them, there was a problem in the communication card, which was across the board.They told me that they could change the card and it would cost over $100.I went ahead and got it repaired - and for some time it worked fine, but after 3-4 months, it has started giving me the same problem again.

Now I really don't know what to do, as to keep spending money on a product with inherent manufacturing defects does not make sense.

I think this is a great product, in terms of design, software etc - but obviously only if it works.I believe I have bought a lemon, just did not expect a company like Palm to first make a product that doesn't work, and then not take responsibility and replace the defective part/parts when they are aware of the problem.


5-0 out of 5 stars More bang for your buck....
I looked long and hard before deciding to purchase the Treo 600.Keep in mind that when I bought the Treo 600 from Amazon it was only $150 after rebate, rather than $299.Anyhow, I definitely compared it to the 650 and decided that for the price it simply wasn't worth the extra money for a 650.Here's why:
Advantages of the 650 over the 600 (and in parentheses why it's not worth it):
-Replaceable battery (Read the manual: top your battery off often and replacing your battery won't be an issue)

-Bluetooth (great for wireless headsets and a few other things, but is it worth the extra $250 (with a new service plan!)to synchronize my contact list a few seconds faster and not have to plug it in? I think not!)

-Larger display (many people complain about the 600's "small" display, but keep it in perspective- it's a tiny cellphone screen!Will you really be watching full length movies on your treo very frequently? Be honest! Will you be using high-powered software to edit images? I think not.Many people who complain about this are simply used to a higher res screen.)

-Processor (Yes, the processor speed has tripled, however, consider if this is really necessary to, for example, play MP3s? or write memos? or respond to email? or to browse the web?It's really not a necessary upgrade unless you are a true power user.)

-Other minor upgrades.(There are certain fixes,etc to consider, but most are minor and many annoyances on the 600 can be fixed with software off the net.

In my personal opinion, get the 650 if you are already stuck on 320 x 320 screen resolution or are a bluetooth fanatic.Otherwise save your pennies and get the 600 which will deliver the most bang for your buck performance-wise.
Perhaps the 650 users need to justify their splurge and that is why they get so defensive of it... I want to be a voice for the budget-minded consumer - because not everyone relishes the idea of spending $400 for a phone!

3-0 out of 5 stars Get The Newer Treo 650 Instead
This is a friendly warning from a fellow consumer.

The Treo 650 became available for Verizon Wireless as of late May 2005.Even if Amazon doesn't have it, you can still order it via PalmOne or via Verizon Wireless.

The Treo 650 is far superior to the Tre 600 in so many ways that there is absolutely no reason to buy the old Treo 600 anymore.Please, consider the Treo 650 before going any further.

1-0 out of 5 stars Problems with audio cripple this product
Neither Verizon nor PalmOne provide any credible support for the features that are supposed to make this phone so useful. The audio output of the device is unstable.After performing several hard resets per Verizon's instructions and performing the painful task of reloading my address book, the audio jack works for a short period of time and then crashes again. Verizon provided a free rebate for Normsoft's Ptunes program and implicitly recommended this application, but ultimately, they deny any responsibility for the correct functioning of this application, and blame Normsoft.Here's Normsoft's reply from their technical support. "The issue with the output jack sounds more like a hardware issue. There is nothing Pocket Tunes does that controls the output jack." I recommend giving this product a pass and going with Samsung or Blackberry, who have developed a reputation for high product quality. ... Read more


28. LG VX3200 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $179.99
our price: $79.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000659CEY
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 529
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Style, simplicity and just the right touch of technology. That's what makes the VX3200 from LG a fabulous choice for entry level phone users. It's the perfect companion to the Verizon Wireless service.

Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a 128 x 128 pixelss TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's blue backlit control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna while the USB-capable data and charging port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the left side of the handset.

Calling Features
The VX3200's built-in address book can store up to 300 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with 36 built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The speed dialing feature allows you to dial up to 99 numbers virtually instantaneously. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and the VX3200's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the VX3200 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital networks, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The VX3200 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and graphics messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the VX3200, as well. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

The VX3200 ships with a calendar and scheduler, a voice memo application with up to 4 minutes of record time, and a notepad. An alarm clock, calculator and world clock are also included, as is the very handy restaurant tip calculator. Never dine without it!

Imaging and Entertainment
The VX3200 features customizable theme colors and screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality.

Vital Statistics
The LG VX3200 weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 3.35 x 1.81 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 200 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 180 hours of digital standby time. It runs on It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
LG VX3200 handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user manual, welcome CD-ROM, quick reference guide. ... Read more

Features

  • Text messages with graphics and sound
  • Polyphonic ringers and sound capability
  • Large, 65,000-color display (128 x 128)
  • Voice-activated dialing and speakerphone
  • 36 ringtones plus vibrating alert

Reviews (15)

3-0 out of 5 stars Difficult beginning
Amazon is one of the most trustable internet shop and Verizon is one of the most trustable vireless service provider. That is why I choose this. However, the beginning is really painful to me. It wasted me more than two hours to make more than 3 pnone calls to Verizon and 2 phone calls to Amazon to make my phone work. Maybe there are some problems for the communication between them. I do not know. But I just want the phone I bought work. It seems not easy. Therefore, if you would like to choose this a little complex method, prepare to pay your time. In fact,
my friend also bought a phone, but it works well. Anyway, I get it work now.

5-0 out of 5 stars the lil' phone that could!
Okay ----- so there are no bells and whistles on this phone - no camera, little data options, etc

However, it does what cell phone should do, which is ----- it has terrifc voice quality, both on the receiving end and on the outbound side

I am also very impressed with the phone's durability - it is made of plastic, but it would be very very very hard to damage this phone

and lastly, it does have a jack for headsets, and the headsets all seem to work excellently off of this phone

in some cases, you could even get this phone for FREE when signing up ---- anyhoo, if you need a phone on the cheap, then look no further than this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding affordable phone
This is the best compact flip-phone I have ever owned.I have had more expensive phones with additional bells and whistles, but this one blows them away.
Very durable.Have dropped numerous times.
Excellent reception.Good speaker phone (could be a bit louder, but not bad), Excellent text message capability.
Excellent for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy! Buy! Buy! Its tight
Buy,Buy,Buy! At least I am.Here's the plan I am going to buy it I am saving up $179 dollars to get a pre-paid one because I don't want my T-mobile phone anymore so I give that a thumbs up! Oh one more thing when I saw that phone in circuit city I fell in love with it and I said that I am going to save up my money even though my daddy has the money I am trying to be responsible because I'm spoiled I will never be unspoiled either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy! Buy! Buy! Its tight
Buy,Buy,Buy! At least I am.Here's the plan I am going to buy it I am saving up $179 dollars to get a pre-paid one because I don't want my T-mobile phone anymore so I give that a thumbs up! Oh one more thing when I saw that phone in circuit city I fell in love with it and I said that I am going to save up my money even though my daddy has the money I am trying to be responsible because I'm spoiled I will never be unspoiled either. ... Read more


29. Sharp TM150 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $349.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002XQMCU
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 154
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A huge screen, a high-resolution camera, an SD memory card slot, robust email and mobile internet capabilities. Sound good? With the Sharp TM150 from T-Mobile, you'll get all that and more. With this phone, you can share life's moments with picture and video messaging, while staying in touch with all the latest wireless technologies.


Click the image to get a closer look at the TM150's features.
Design
The TM150 sticks with the traditional clamshell design, but adds a stylish, colored exterior and, as well as a supplementary 64 x 96 color screen that can display photos, images, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The 1+ megapixel (858 x 1144) camera unit housed just above this display. Inside the front cover, you'll find a massive QVGA color screen with 240 x 320 resolution and support for 262,000 colors. A standard 2.5mm headset jack is provided, and a multi-directional selection button controls most of the phone's user-friendly menus and options. There's also a slot for an SD memory card -- great for storing all those photos and videos you'll be taking -- as well as a USB-compatible connector port for data connectivity with your PC or other device.

Calling Features
The TM150's phone book can hold up to 500 contacts with multiple entries per contact. The phone features built-in polyphonic and music ringtones and more ringtones can also be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. Pictures of your friends (or enemies) can used as caller ID alerts, or you can set ringers to coincide with certain callers. Speed dialing can be programmed so you're always one button away from your most important numbers. Plus, for those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode. Like other T-Mobile phones, the TM150 supports voicemail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging, and access to T-Mobile's "411 And More" service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The TM150 is a powerful mobile messaging tool. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, pictures, video and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. There's also a built-in email client with support for your POP3-based accounts and SMTP outgoing mail authentication. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the TM150, too. Use the phone to access T-Mobile's t-zones service, which lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the TM150 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a countdown timer. And because the phone supports the PC Sync protocol, you can use its USB data connectivity to synchronize your calendars, contacts and other data with your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
With the TM150's megapixel camera, you can capture high-resolution images wherever you roam. There's also a digital zoom for getting shots from far away. Other camera features include a self-timer, a multi-shot mode, a night mode, and macro functions. While the camera is great for stills, it can also capture videos up to 15 seconds in length.

Java application and gaming support is also built into the TM150. Many games and applications can be downloaded from the t-zones service. The phone also features customizable wallpapers and screensavers.

Vital Statistics
The Sharp TM150 weighs 3.92 ounces and measures 3.66 x 1.69 x 0.98 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
TM150 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, hands-free headset, SIM card. ... Read more

Features

  • Buit-in 1.1 megapixel camera
  • Downloadable wallpapers and ring-tones and games
  • Send and receive e-mail, pictures, text messages, and video clips
  • SD memory card slot and 32MB removeable SD card
  • Internet access

Reviews (34)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera! but has flaws
I really like this phone a lot despite the few problems it has.

First the Pros'
-Amazing Camera (better than i have seen out there, and every1 envies my phone for that)
-Love the large screen (amazing resolution)
-I enjoy the full size of the phone (some hate it, but i dont like small phones. they feel like a toy to me)
-Very light for its size
-Like the solid click it makes when flipped open or closed
-Like the set up for text messaging. (u can assign voice ringers for texts, my old samsung couldnt do that)
-Can customize pictures as caller id when ppl call
-Assign ringtones to people when they call
-Assign picture as wallpaper on outter LCD
-Even though no blutooth, the earpiece is very loud and has good clarity

Cons'
-Barely hear the ring volume
-Battery life is short, which is dealable due to a car charger
-I dropped it once maybe 4 feet, and the phone wouldnt power back on. (not as durable as motorollas) but t-mobile switched it out w/me
-No bluetooth (i really dont care for it newaz)
-sometimes the outter LCD contrast goes bright by itself and i have to open and close it to make it go normal
-The SD card amazon sent me dosnt work. it came DAO
-No alarm to remind things set on the calander
-Can't customize faceplate, so if u scratch it bad, u have to live with it until u get a new phone
-No speaker
-The belt clip dosnt come w/package, and its not very reliable while trying to hold ur phone. (sometimes phone falls out)

Keep in mind that all phones have their flaws, i just really wish that the ringer was louder, my SD worked, and there was speaker phone. Otherwise all the other problems might just be my phone, and not necissarily every sharpTM150. But i love how much i can customize my phone to my liking. The backlight is green for the buttons, but i really dont care, it could be purple for all its worth. I like the phone a lot. More than my Samsung, and my brothers motorolla. (His v220 feels like a toy compared to this phone)
As for the service, T-mobile is horrible in my house, and it has been like that for the past 2 years. I think this phone has given me the least amount of dropped calls though. But they have pretty good customer support. Its 24/7, more than other cellular companies.
(if u want unlimited ringers go to www.freeringers.net. 8$ ulmtd ringers, wallpapers)

4-0 out of 5 stars Sharp TM150 (T-Mobile) is a decent CAMERA PHONE...
As mentioned in the title, it is a great camera phone.Its notable features are its mega-pixel camera and accompanying screen.However, there are issues with it that has been well documented in many sites.But first, I will describe my history with it and you can decide what to think.

I switched providers from Sprint PCS to T-Mobile because I will be travelling to many places within and outside the United States.Travel in the U.S., I would give Sprint coverage the edge over T-Mobile (my wife has T-mobile), and I was able to compare signal strength and areas of coverage, etc.However, once I left the border (except for some places in Canada), I had no coverage with Sprint.We had to rely on my wife's phone when we went to Italy for our honeymoon.Because we are going to Jamaica, Amsterdam, and London this summer, we needed a reliable phone and service provider.

UPDATE:The coverage in Jamaica was excellent!The phone instantly recognized the two providers, and I was given a choice between the two (CWJ and Digicel). FYI, if you can get at least a tri-mode phone, which is what the TM150 is, it will allow you to use CWJ, which works on the 1900 MHz frequency, and with internet/data access.Digicel only works on the 900/1800 MHz, and does not allow for t-zone access.I will be traveling to Amsterdam in a week, so hopefully I get the same coverage and luck (or better).

I've had this phone for almost two weeks, so I can make comparisons and preliminary reviews.

Pros:
- Great Camera!I was the envy of camera phone owners.There are others who had problems with the blurred or ghost pictures, but I've had no problems in daylight/bright light.Night shots are a bit difficult to obtain, but I just switch over to night-shot mode, and most of the problems are remedied.
- Great internal screen!Very big, with the look of a high-res monitor (a comparison that can be equivalent to looking at an Xbrite monitor on my Sony VAIO, compared to my Compaq notebook).This, coupled with the megapixel camera, made for great pictures and great times viewing the pictures among friends.
- Average Signal Strength, so far.I'm in San Francisco, and it gets the same coverage as my old Sprint phone (Samsung)
- Hi-Res downloadable ringtones
- Relatively easy switch of carrier from Sprint to T-Mobile (relatively speaking, of course)

Cons:
- Low ringer volume.This is also well-documented by many consumers. There really is no way to get around it, as far as I was able to manage it.
- A big body. This is a significantly large phone.If you are used to the smaller phones like Motorola V180, this phone will feel like a brick.Personally, even though I do not like bulky phones, I eventually grew to like the feel of the phone.
-The battery life is not the greatest.But, it might be due to the fact that I have been using the camera a lot, so it's been sucking up a lot of battery juice.I did find that I can go for 2 full days of using both the phone and the camera function (quite extensively) before I ran out of battery, which is not bad at all.

If you like a camera phone, with an exceptional camera, the Sharp TM150 is the way to go.There are other megapixel cameras out there, which I have yet to try out.However, I am quite happy with this phone.

I'll try to post some pictures online, so check it out!

3-0 out of 5 stars GPS & $29.99 contract/Weak Battery, Expensive Software
I have had the Sharp T-Mobile 150 for a month. The phone's screen is brilliant and reception in major urban areas indoors and in one's home is good. But the volume cannot be increased enough to hear whomever you called while walking on a busy street with trucks, taxi cabs, etc. Guess I need to use the earphones or get a hearing aid! I love the $29.99 for 300 minutes one-year contract (2-year contract not required), the rebate, the size and low weight of the TM-150. However, I tested the battery. The 750mah battery has an actual stand-by time of about 22 hours, and talk time of less than two hours. Sharp should have made a stronger battery for this phone, in my opinion. If you can talk for two or three hours on the go to one person, get a different phone. I have had to buy two extra batteries, and have to make sure they are fully charged when I go for a walk, out in the city to take urban photographs, etc. Additionally, the software and cable which allow you to manage"My Contacts" and other features costs $51.95 plus S/H on T-Mobile.com. If the battery were better, I would rate the phone at 5 stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great display and I/O features
Pros: This phone has a great display - it is large and high-color. It takes great pics (858x1144) - although it's not going to replace a "real" camera, it blows away other phone cameras I've seen. Connectivity via the memory card makes copying images and ringtones very easy; I assume using a USB cable (not supplied) works equally well.* It can be configured to show a calendar on the screen (although some people will find the font impossible to read). All ports have rubber plug-thingies to prevent dirt, etc. from plugging holes. The navigation pad is nice. Sound quality is good. Analog clock on outer display is handy. Several messaging options. Web navigation actually worked.

Cons: The metallic blue-green color isn't my cup of tea. The silver buttons seem a bit cheapo-flashy to me. The menu organization is a bit strange; for example I haven't figured out how to *easily* change the ring volume (you've got to click through several menus to "Personalize" the current profile. Also too many default options launch you into T-Zones (for example: Why should the default location for browsing pictures be the T-Zones based "My Album" rather than the phone memory? Why is the default action after taking a picture to email it, rather than save it? Answer: becasue they want to make money from T-Zones) .
Also, as many have pointed out: no alarm reminders tied directly to appointments, although it does give you 5 configurable alarms.
Still, for the price I think this is an excellent buy. Highly recommended.

* Get the free apps Audacity (open-source from SourceForge) and WSCMA2 (from Yamaha) and you can convert MP3 files (and others) to the MMF format to make your own ringtones.

1-0 out of 5 stars Amazon, shipping too slooooow.
I ordered this phone in March, i waited for 2 weeks..then nothing. When i checked online it was bumped by a week...then i cancelled it... www.buy.com offered the same deal, with faster shipping. ... Read more


30. Nokia 6620 Phone (Cingular)
by Cingular
list price: $499.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009DYTZK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Cingular
Sales Rank: 164
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This Symbian operating system-based smart-phone from Nokia offers flagship features in an innovative form factor. With a VGA camera, removable memory expansion, Bluetooth, and support for EDGE high speed data, the 6620 is the ideal solution for mobile warriors. And because the unit runs in the Symbian Series 60 platform, scores of third-party applications and peripherals are available.


Click the image to get a closer look at the 6620's design.
Design
The 6620's large screen sports 176 x 208 resolution, as well as support for 65,000 colors. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the phone's menu's and features, and the unit's internal antenna means there's nothing to snag or break off. The rear of the phone houses the VGA camera unit, which features 640 x 480 resolution. An MMC memory slot allows you to expand the unit's built-in 12 MB of internal memory, and the unit ships with a 32 MB card.

Calling Features
The 6620's address book is only limited by the amount of available memory, and it can store multiple phone numbers, as well as physical and email addresses. Meanwhile, the 6620's built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included, as is a vibrating alert, and you can use your favorite MP3s as ringtones. Meanwhile, more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia wireless web service. Ringer IDs let you assign specific ringtones to particular callers, while picture ID technology lets you similarly assign images or pictures to callers. In addition to name-based voice recognition dialing, the phone also features technology that lets you control menu functions with your voice. Lastly, the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 6620 is a mobile messaging and Internet powerhouse. With support for the MMS (multimedia messaging service), the phone can send picture, video and text messages (Cingular messaging charges apply). When coupled with the 6620's camera, MMS opens up great opportunities for robust messaging. Instant messaging is also supported, and the phone ships with a built-in email client that supports POP3 and IMAP protocols.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the 6620. It supports the GPRS data protocol, as well as the new, high-speed EDGE wireless data service. When used with a Cingular Wireless Internet Express data plan and the phone's USB or Bluetooth data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

The 6620 supports PC synchronization standards via USB or Bluetooth, which means you can manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC. Nokia's PC Suite application makes this process a breeze. You can also use Bluetooth to connect a wireless keyboard for efficient text entry. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 6620 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock. Plus, as mentioned, a wide range of applications are available for Symbian devices like the 6620, such as mobile document editors, spreadsheet apps, and much more.

Imaging and Entertainment
The 6620 is designed for flexible mobile fun. The built-in megapixel camera -- which has self-timer, digital zoom, and night mode functions -- captures stills and video clips to the phone's internal memory. More photos, videos, applications and games can be stored on the memory expansion card. The phone supports playback of MP3 and AAC audio files, as well as 3GPP and RealMedia video files, so you can use it as a mobile video and music player. Lastly, picture effects and custom screensavers, as well as backgrounds and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

And don't forget that the 6620 is a powerful gaming companion with support for Java and Symbian games. Many games are downloadable via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6620 weighs 4.37 ounces and measures 4.28 x 2.29 x 0.93 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Nokia 6620 handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software, data cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Integrated camera with 640 x 480 pixel resolution; standard, self-timer, and night mode, 2X digital zoom
  • Bright active matrix TFT color display supporting 65,536 colors
  • Combine image, video, text and voice clip and send as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) to a compatible phone or PC
  • 12 MB built-in flash memory expandable with external multimedia card (MMC) slot for user data. 32 MB MMC included
  • Bluetooth wireless technology

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Adam Grossman
I've had the Nokia 6620 since Sep04.I purchased it as a bridge between a PDA and cell phone.I tried the Palm Treo 600 and was not impressed.The Nokia 6620 is adequate as a PIM, but still does not work as well as a stand-alone PDA.During the first few months, it would periodically lock up and the only way to re-boot would be to remove the battery.The problem resolved as mysteriously as it began, with no action on my part.The phone is feature rich and the camera was an unexpected bonus.I originally did not think I would use the camera, but have found over time it has been quite handy!I also discoved a glitch in the Nokia PC Suite software.When I sync'd from Outlook XP, the phone would not allow me to then save any phone numbers to the SIM card.The only time I could save a phone number to the SIM was when I manually entered the contact information into the phone.I also discovered that there was no way to save text messages to the MMC, or export them to my PC.This was a problem when I thought I was going to have to exchange the phone, and did not want to lose text messages.I have also been disappointed with the design of the ear piece connection.It is difficult/awkward to connect, and seems to be easy to disconnect.I think the 2.5mm connector is far better.The other connector is obviously necessary for the ability to sync with a PC.I have been able to send and receive text messages and photos; however, I have not been able to figure out how to IM.The E-wallet feature is interesting, but I haven't found an opportunity to test it.The battery life seems decent, but it depends how many applications you are running and what kind of signal strength you have.Operating in a weak signal environment will run the battery down faster.Overall, talk time is acceptable.The MMode Internet access is abbreviated but can be handy.I have not yet tested it as a wireless modem and cannot offer any comments.

1-0 out of 5 stars good phone bad sercive
The phone is great but the customer service sucks ! Try getting a biiling issue or technical issue resolved with AT&T/Cingular..

after you have signed a contract, they treat you like dirt..
If you change your plan, rest assured -- your billing will get messed up..after that you need to spend hours on the phone trying to resolve it with customer service..

I was Sprint before and their service was so much better !

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
I have used this phone for 6 months now. Have no compliants at all. I like all its features. bluetooth setup was very easy. I like the functionality where we can add any mp3 music as the ringtone. We can add any jpeg picture as wallpaper. This phone has everything we need on a cell phone. I have even dropped it on cement floors, luckily nothing happend just some scratches. ... Read more


31. Samsung P777 Phone (Cingular)
by Samsung
list price: $299.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00081PJZ2
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 753
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get ready to join the high-speed wireless data revolution with the Samsung P777. And get ready to do it in style, as this phone sports a unique sliding design that is sure to turn heads. Other goodies include a 1.3 megapixel camera, a jumbo color screen with enhanced resolution, an MP3 player, video capture capabilites, 100 MB of internal memory, and much more. The P777 is the perfect handset for folks who want to combine all their tech-tools into one slim package.


Click the image to get a closer look at the P777's functions.
Design
The P777's sliding design hides the phone's number pad under the display until you need to make a call. The large, 176 x 220 display supports up to 262,000 colors, plenty of resolution and color depth for your videos and photos. A five-way center control button is positioned below the display, as are shortcut and selection keys. The phone's 1.3 megapixel (1280 x 960) camera and LED flash are housed on the rear of the phone. There's also a self-portrait mirror, which is cleverly positioned on the rear of the phone's sliding portion. USB data and charging ports are located on the phone's bottom edge, and a connector for a standard 2.5 mm headset is provided. Lastly, the phone has an infrared port for additional data connectivity and wireless contacts list synchronization functions.

Calling Features
The P777's phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. In addition to a vibrating alert, the P777 features 64-chord polyphonic ringtones and MP3-based music ringtones. You can also download additional MP3 music and "supertone" enhanced ringtones from Cingular's MEdia service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The P777 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun, and video messaging brings the messaging experience to an exciting new level. Cingular customers can send video messages to any email address or to any Cingular video capable phone that supports the multimedia messaging service. AOL Instant Messenger is also included and the phone ships with a built-in email client. The email client is preconfigured for accounts from some of the most popular ISPs, including Bellsouth.net, SBC Yahoo, and Earthlink.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the P777. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the P777 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and a to-do list.

Imaging and Entertainment
The P777 is designed to kick the fun up a few notches. The built-in 1.3 megapixel camera captures stills and video to the phone's 100 MB of internal memory. Get ready to make your own movies on the fly; you can capture up to 60 minutes of video at 176 x 144 resolution. Into music? You're in luck there, too. Store up to 100 of your favorite songs on the P777 and listen whenever the feeling strikes you. Simply upload the songs from your PC via the phone's USB interface, then organize and play your songs with the P777's built-in music management software. The phone even ships with a stereo headset. Lastly, if you want to dress up the P777, picture effects, custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

Java support is built into the P777, making it a powerful gaming companion. Games are downloadable via the MEdia service or you can use the handset's USB data connection to load more games and files onto the phone.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung P777 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.64 x 1.81 x 0.93 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 300 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
P777 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, USB cable, stereo headset, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Slider design with 262K color display
  • Integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera/camcorder with 4x zoom and Movie Light
  • Integrated MP3 player with EasyStudio II File Manager software, data cable, and stereo headset included
  • Mobile Instant Messaging using AOL® Instant MessengerTM*
  • Video and picture Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capable*

Reviews (7)

2-0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment.
I bought this phone cause I was eligible for an upgrade with cingular. I like to have the latest technology so this phone was going to replace my Sony Ericsson T616 which I loved.I had Nokia (great phones) and Motorolla before (dont care for them really) so I decided to give Samsung a try since I've heard pretty good things about them and the reviews were favorable.
For the price (without commitment) this phone is unaceptable in my book when you can have the Sony s710a for $100 more and it does all the stuff that you would EXPECT a $400 phone to do.

Pros: Great 1.3 MP camera with zoom, flash and other modes.
Good MP3 player, sounds pretty good with the headset that comes with the phone (dont imagine IPOD quality or anything though)
Amazing resolution and color screen

Cons:No triband although advertised as that
No Speakerphone although advertised as that (you can play the MP3s and listen to them through a speakerphone but you cant use it for a call, how DUMB is that?)
No bluetooth?!?
No sync with outlook even though it says so (even my T616 does that).
Cannot assign MP3 you store on the phone as ringtones...PLEASE!
Picture viewing, deleting, etc extremely slow.
No radio.
Battery lasts for a day.

Thankfully I had 30 days to return the phone back to cingular which I did after I tried to like it for 3 days, but I couldn't. Some of the cons are unacceptable for a smart phone like this one and especially at this price.I thought about buying the Sony s710a but I think I am going to wait for the w800.As for now I am back using my beloved T616.

3-0 out of 5 stars OVERRATED, missing simple features
Pros:
large memory, beautiful color screen, video phone, plays mp3s, compact size

Cons:
NO speakerphone as advertised online, screen exposed (gets smudged/scratched), no bluetooth , poor call quality, poor battery life

Full user opinion
This phone is overrated. I was really excited to receive it 2 days ago and now I plan to return it and switch to Verizon. I favor flip phones over the slider, for the simple reason that the screen is protected. Furthermore, when this phone is closed, the screen is blank! You have to slide it open or hold down a button just to see if you have a missed call or see the time/date. Call quality is poor, not nearly as good as when I had T-Mobile with an old T720. Battery life is awful, barely stays charged for more than a day with moderate use. I expected much more than I got with this phone, and am glad I can still return it with no fee.

4-0 out of 5 stars nice phone..just a few knit picks.
I've had my p777 for a week now...I bought it to replace my x426, and there are just so many new features on this phone that my old Samsung didn't have. So I'm slowly adapting to it.

The one thing that irks me that I probably won't get over is that there is no special "light sequence" or visible light display that alerts you when you have a new message. The sharp red blinking light from my x426 that told me I had a message was something I started to rely on, so now I find myself constantly sliding my phone up to check new messages.

I consider myself fairly computer literate. But it took me a while to get the hang of the EasyStudio File Manager. I finally figured it out, but I also got messages saying the software might not be completely compatible with XP, so I'm not sure if I'll run into problems later.

I was able to store about 20 mp3s on here, that is, including the memory used for pictures, audio, and video. Decent for a phone, but not if you're counting on it being your main music player. I still haven't figured out or found information on how to download mp3s from the wireless web on the phone, or if it's even possible... through my understanding i thought it was..???Anyone ?

Other than those [small] issues, it's a nice phone with tons of features to keep you busy. just make sure they're the right features for Y O U.

3-0 out of 5 stars Full House with poor basics & NO SPEAKER! Urgh
I have used Samsung phones throughout 90s. Then, Nokia phones twice, then Samsung polyphonic phones twice.

This is my first review on the first day of Cingular network using P777. And I got mine at wirefly.com at $249 (with 181 day rebate credit of $125+$125)

I am quite disappointed that the lengthy manual did not help much after I figured all the menu functions just playing with the navigator key for the first 30 min. So, the interface is good.

Now, it has been 3 hours struggling to make my P777 detected with PC. It simply would not get hooked up with my HP notebook with XP Home OS (bought in 2005) - with a warning, saying, 'not compatible.' This is the first problem.

So, I am raising this question to other users: does anybody know how to fix this issue: USB Port- unknown device? I repeatedly installed file manager but my only guess is that the driver is not included or cannot be installed. And, I cannot test IR connectivity, either.

Secondly, Samsung website does not support P777 at all. It is noteven listed in samsungusa.com. Instead, type samsungtelecom.com to find other mobile products. But still I cannot find any useful info. or support from the company websites for this model, P777.

Thirdly, wirefly.com, cingular.com, Cnet.com all said it comes with a speaker, but, IT DOES NOT!!! For the worse,the call volume with other Cingular users were not impressiveeither. And, I live in a city with no high-rises.

So, my verdict based on my first impression is that it is "full house" with no basic function perfected. No manufactur's Support, Installation problems, NO Speaker, poor call sound volume... Video/Pic qualityis still that of a poor webcam. I seriously start to ask myself, do I really need this gadget being troubled this much already?

Before you buy this phone, make sure all these problems I have experieced in the first several hours are fixedor wait for a updated version.

I might return mine pretty soon if I cannot have it recognized with my laptop. Or, I will update my review if I resolve all these issues.

For all the PROS, read other reviewers' writing.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Punch in a Little Package
If you are looking for a new device on the forefront of multimedia capibilities, then this phone should definately be put under consideration.

The screen, while certainly not as big as the likes of the Sony-Ericsson S710a, is large enough, and the 262k colors displayed really show off the imaging capabilities of this phone.The camera is a 1.3 megapixel, and while there seems to be a slight bit of unexpected grain in the photos, the overall quality is superb.The camcorder really shines--the image quality is great and the sound is top-notch--the best I've ever heard on a videophone.

The MP3 player sounds pretty good; you're not going to pitch your iPod, but the quality is nice for someone who wants to consolidate devices.The provided headphones are a bit of a pain though, hopefully Samsung will come out with a more comfortable version of them.I really had no problem using the Easy Studio File Transfer Software--it's pretty easy to use.Wireless internet downloads are fairly fast using the GPRS network--I can only imagine what it's like with EDGE.

The device has a pretty robust 100 MB of internal memory--plenty for songs, pictures, and video.While some the option for some addition removaable memory like a Memory Duo or FlashCard would've been nice, the average user probably wouldn't need it.

The phone itself has great sound quality--I can hear those on the other end of the line loud and clear and vice versa.Any problems with the service would most likely be that of the network and not with the device.

Probably my own real nitpick with the phone is the size.It's a pretty small thing--not exactly like, say, a candy bar style phone, but it's pretty petite.The numeric buttons are tiny and crammed together.If you have big hands, it's something to think about.

Other than that little problem, I really recommend this phone.If you're looking for a phone crammed with multimedia capabilities and you have a little money to spend--consider this device.

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32. Siemens SX66 PDA Phone (Cingular)
by Cingular
list price: $699.99
our price: $529.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0007N3IYK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Cingular
Sales Rank: 644
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Simply put, the Siemens SX66 does it all. A full color display slides down to reveal an integrated QWERTY keypad, while integrated "wi-fi" and Bluetooth keep you on the cutting edge of connectivity. Powered by the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system and with support for corporate email accounts, this device is designed for maximum efficiency, wherever you are. It's the ultimate power tool for mobile professionals.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the SX66's features. View the rear of the unit in detail here.
The SX66 follows the standard form factor of the latest Pocket PC devices, with one major addition; as mentioned, a sliding QWERTY keyboard is hidden below the screen. A generous, 240 x 320 full-color touchscreen display dominates the face of the unit. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. Meanwhile, shortcut buttons positioned both above and below the screen offer quick access to your Outlook calendar, contacts, messaging, Internet Explorer and more. Alternatively, the device can be directly controlled with an included stylus that slides out of the rear of the SX66's case.

Under the hood, the SX66 sports a 400 Mhz Intel PXA263 CPU with 128 MB of RAM and 64 MB of embedded flash memory storage. The unit's SD IO memory slot supports additional flash-based memory so you can expand available storage. The Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC operating system is completely touchscreen-enabled and features advanced handwriting recognition that is compatible with all of the device's applications. There's a standard stereo 2.5mm headset jack, while USB data and charging is handled by the SX66's docking ports on the bottom of the device.

Calling Features
Many of the SX66's calling features are integrated with the Windows Mobile operating system. For instance, the included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions. Meanwhile, the phone's handwriting recognition software can be used to dial numbers and enter contact information. The SX66's built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are available, as is a vibrating alert. Caller ID and call waiting are also supported. Lastly, the SX66's Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to sync the unit with a wide range of handsfree, wireless headsets and car kits.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The SX66 is designed as a complete mobile office solution, so Internet and messaging capabilities are robust. The unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB, IR, wi-fi, or Bluetooth connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can tap the SX66's wireless modem capabilities (Cingular data plan charges apply). An included Cingular Xpress Mail Suite provides real-time access to your corporate and personal email (with optional Cingular Xpress Mail service). Meanwhile, the unit fully supports basic text messaging, as well as multimedia messaging (MMS).

A generous toolset ships with the SX66's Windows Mobile 2003 software. Pocket Outlook includes to-do lists while pocket versions of Word and Excel are included so you can review and edit documents on the go. A calculator, alarm clock and voice memo recorder round out the tools package.

Entertainment
The SX66 delivers the ultimate music experience. You can store MP3 files and easily exchange them with your PC or stream them from the internet. The included Windows Media Player application can also play videos for even more mobile entertainment.

The SX66's wallpapers and screensavers can be customized to suit your tastes. Windows Mobile and Java-based games are also supported.

Vital Statistics
The Siemens SX66 weighs 7.41 ounces and measures 4.92 x 2.83 x .75 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 168 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM 800/GSM 900/GSM 1800/GSM 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
SX66 handset, USB Sync Station, li-ion Battery, headset, spare stylus, travel charger, 22-pin DC jack converter, carry case, user manual, quick start guide, companion CD ... Read more

Features

  • High performance 32-bit Intel PXA263 CPU, 400 MHz with up to 64 MB flash ROM, 128 MB RAM
  • Unique slider design, QWERTY keyboard
  • Connectivity provided by WiFi (802.11b), Bluetooth®, USB, and wireless data transfer via infrared interface (IrDA)
  • Cingular Xpress Mail Suite provides real-time access to your corporate and personal email
  • SD IO capable SD/MMC slot

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA - Phone sound issues
I recently migrated to this phone from a Treo 600 that had a mountain biking accident :-)

The SX66 (HTC is the ODM, "Blue Angel" is the model) is better than the Treo 600 in the following respects:
* More stable - No hung phones/frozen unit in 3 weeks of operation
* Better sound quality for other party - had lots of complaints regarding Treo 600
* WiFi - can't say enough about how handy this is
* Synchronization with Outlook actually works better than Palm Desktop/Hotsync.
* I can sync remotely with ActiveSync - this is also very handy
* Screen quality is better (roughly on par with Treo 650).No backlighting/sunlight visibility problems, either
* Speakerphone is louder and clearer than Treo.I actually use speakerphone mode a lot just to hear other party in noisy environments.
* Keyboard is more intuitive - keys are better placed.Also a slight negative - keyboard must be slid out for use and back when not in use (it's clunky to leave it out).
* Mic imparts less road noise in a car.When using my Treo in a car the other party complained bitterly and often hung up.No such problem with the SX66.


Negatives
* Sound volume is just too low - very hard to hear anyone in a car unless in speakerphone mode
* I haven't tried Bluetooth yet due to all the complaints I've read about.However, my phone did have the latest Bluetooth stack from Siemens (v1.1 Bluetooth), and I'll keep track of interfering signals such as 2.5GHz phones and 802.11b/g.
* Selecting phone number to call out is "clicky" - takes extra steps compared to Treo unless you leave the keyboard in the "deployed" position.The Microsoft Voice Dialing software ($39 or so) eliminates this hassle, but only works with wired headsets or direct speaking.Still, a big improvement over the extra clicking.
* GPRS and WiFi don't always come up in the order I would like, and switching between them is a little bit clicky (lots of steps).You can configure the phone to get around this, but that takes a fair bit of Windows Mobile expertise or RTFM.

Conclusion:
If sound quality/volume were better, this would be an outstanding phone.4-band lets me use it anywhere (I'll unlock this before trips to Asia), and I have all my contacts, all the time, and can sync from anywhere.If I can get Bluetooth to work properly with good volume control, I'll revise my rating to 5/5.

1-0 out of 5 stars Siemens does not offer upgrades and drops support for phones
I owned the SX56.When it first came out, it was installed with Windows 2002.Months later all manufacturers offered the upgrade to Windows 2003.Most things you do with a Pocket PC phone require the latest version of Windows.Siemens pulled support for Windows 2003 while still selling the SX56.Now my PDA/phone is basically a big, square cell phone.You can do less and less with a Windows 2002 phone every day.
The bottom line is, Siemens has no honor and cannot be trusted.If you call support, they say "We don't offer support for Windows 2003, can I help you with anything else?"If you press them on the issue, they hang up the phone.It's unbelievable.

2-0 out of 5 stars PDA is great - Phone quality is poor
Aside from locking up and needing rebooting twice in 2 months the PDA is fine, however the voice quality incoming and outgoing is less than quality... I am going back to my digital cell and keeping the PDA

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for business use, not that great for consumers
The Siemens SX66 is a WIndows CE based Smartphone designed mostly for business usage.For Consumer purposes it is a bit of an overkill and is not particularly optimized for some entertainment purposes.

This review is written mostly with Business usage in mind (I use it with a Goodlink e-mail client) I also include some consumer comments at the end.

Screen and Input modes.
The SX66 includes a large screen that can fit more elements than other smaller screen phones.This is particularly useful to browse through e-mails.It gives you a choice of typing via a qwerty keyboard or through a virtual keyboard and your stylus.It includes many programmable keys that are mapped to many Windows applications, such as Explorer, e-mail, calendaring, tasks and phone answer and hang up.

Other useful tools: for talking you can use it as any phone talking, or use its wired headset (included) or use its speakerphone mode.It also has a built in camera and a built in voice recorder.

Business Applications
As many other Windows CE handhels (PDAs or smartphones) you can find many applications both for business as well as for consumer purposes.Coupled with an e-mail business client software (e.g. Goodlink) you can have Blackberry-like functionality as your e-mails, meetings and other corporate e-mail items can be pushed into your handheld via GPRS or WiFi. One nice thing about the SX66 vs. Blackberry is that the SX66 with the right software can open most MS Office attachments (and you can even modify some of them).

Using this phone for business apps (e-mail, calendar, et al) this phone is a great tool.Its large screen and its keyboard options allow for great e-mail reading and for composing short e-mails (or SMS messages).For large e-mails, honestly, your notebook is a much better tool.

Battery Usage / Power Options
Battery duration is good but not great for regular phone usgae, it will typically last for one day.If you use it heavily for e-mail or for PDA apps (e.g. taking notes) its battery life greatly diminishes to less than one day.There are many packages in the market so you can charge it in the middle of the day via USB, USB cradle, car charger or regular power adapters.The nice thing in any of them is that it charges really quickly. so can be back to full charge in less than 1 hr.

Networking options
The networking options are many and very useful.It can operate on quad-band GSM (it operates in most countries), it can hook to GPRS, WiFI and Bluetooth networks.It also has infrared connectivity to connect to other portable devices.GPRS is available in most GSM cellular networks, and it will give you pretty much ubiquitous access but at somehow slow speeds (it is good for e-mail clients, as they typically push text into the handhels), for faster access use WiFi and connect is the same networks you connect on your notebook.

Consumer usage
- Not as good performing video.I have tried a couple of times to play home videos (e.g. 30 sec shots taken with my camera) and it has basically stalled and taken long to recover.
- Not as good performing games, its video performance makes it unpractical.
- Built in camera lacks the quality and is below some lower cost phones.

PROS
- Large screen, larger than most phones in the market.
- Variety of input modes.
- Variety of tools.
- Pre-programmed buttons allow quick access to most useful functions.
- Variety of Wireless networks to connect to.
- Good-sized memory included, can be increased greatly using an SD-Card.

CONS
- Battery life is limited.Needs midday recharging if you use PDA or e-mail heavily trough the day.
- Included camera has very limited resolution, pictures come out with a lot of noise and its colors are not that great.
- Lack of EDGE networks support.
- A bit heavy and large format, you need to use its carrying case.
- Video playing is very poor.Don't even bother trying.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, PDA, OK phone
on the whole, I really like my SX66.The reception I get with Cingular (even after the takeover) is not quite what I got with my old AT&T phone, so I believe this is due to the phone itself.

For talking on, the quality is certainly acceptable, but by no means the best cell phone I've ever had.A hands free device is a good thing to have since the phone itself is rather bulky.

That brings us to the downsides:

* The included hands free microphone/headset broke within a month.
* The bluetooth headset I bought (Jabra BT250) has generates a pretty consistent amount of static if the phone is more than a foot or two from the headset.

Everything is functional, and because of the data capabilities I have to say I like the phone and wouldn't trade it in for another, but it'd be a definite 5 star device if they could iron out the bluetooth static issue. ... Read more


33. Motorola C650 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002VIV76
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 576
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the economically-priced Motorola C650 phone sports a digital VGA camera, built-in email and mini-USB port, as well as a speakerphone function, MP3 and MPEG4 playback, and more, all displayed on a high-resolution, 65,000-color CSTN screen.

Calling Features

Click the image to get a closer look at the C650's features.
Used simply as a phone, the C650 features a 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including a dedicated voice mail button, a voice mail indicator, and call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-redial, speed dial, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, usage alert, vibrating ring, differential ring, speakerphone, picture caller ID, and a phone book capacity of 1000 entries.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides high-speed data transmission via GPRS, as well as advanced EMS messaging, which lets you send, receive and edit text, voice, and pictures (such as ones you take with the camera) to and from other compatible phones and computers. Predictive text input and text message templates round out the package, along with the ability to expand your phone's functionality by downloading Java MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.0 applications.

Organizer
The Motorola C650's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, and voice memo, among others. Using the built-in mini-USB adaptor, you can also easily sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Cameras, Fun, and Games
As mentioned above, the C650 comes with an integrated VGA digital still camera with 640 x 480 resolution and 4X digital zoom. You can view your photos on the color display, or send them to your computer or via MMS to a friend with your Internet connection. Three games come built into the phone, and many others are available for download from the Web. Also available for download are an infinite variety of MP3s for listening to on the C650's handy MP3 player. If you get tired of the faceplate, you can swap it out for another one, available separately.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola C650 weighs 3.23 ounces and measures 4.04 x 1.73 x 0.77 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 390 minutes minimum talk time, and 200 hours minimum standby time. It runs on the GPRS at 800/1800/1900 MHz.

What's in the Box
Motorola C650 cell phone, charger, hands free headset ... Read more

Features

  • VGA (640x480) camera with 4x zoom
  • MP3 audio and MPEG4 video playback
  • Vivid 65,000-color CSTN screen
  • MMS and photo messaging
  • Mini-USB port

Reviews (22)

1-0 out of 5 stars very disappointed w/Motorola
This phone was an extreme disappointment.I had to return for another phone after trying to use it for 3 days.The volume is very quiet, even in maximum!The screen is very small and difficult to see in the day light.The bottom of the phone to charge plug is not smooth and has sharp edging.No wonder they had to give more rebate than the 1c cost for you to use it.It is not worth it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Phone
I like this phone for many reasons, but with any phone there are some drawbacks. First of all this phone is very small and stylish. This phone offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has Mp3 ringtones, a decent camera, and good internet browsing and MMS capabilites. However, the joystick is very cumbersome. It may seem like a good idea, but it begins to lose sensitivity after about a week. Also, like other reviewers noted, when trying to push it straight down to take a photo or select an item in the menu, you normally wind up pushing it the wrong way. T-Mobile service is very good. I have been with them for 3 years. Previously I owned a Samsung r225m (see my review on its product page) and with the Motorola phone, I have noticed areas that I now get reception where I previously didn't with the Samsung. Overall, the this is a great, inexpensive phone, with great service, small design, and powerful multimedia features make a great cell phone for all.

**UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE**4/20/05**
Phone working great, however the black plastic coating is peeling off on the right side of the phone and this phone scratches very easily. Still working fine, but keep note that this phone is more delicate than one would think.

-A.D.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shipping sucks. Phone svc charge starts before activation.
Haven't got the phone yet but the 1 star is for the shipping.

Ordered 2 phones on Monday, the phone was not shipped "within 24 hours" cuz Amazon said I chose the "FREE Super Saver Shipping".Then Amazon used USPS and I did not get the phone until Tuesday the next week.That's more than a week from the date the order was made. T-Mobile starts charging the cell phone service from Wednesday when the phone left the warehouse.Ended up paying cell phone service when the phone is not even activated.

The shipping experience sucks.Should never believe "usually shipped within 24 hours" if you choose free shipping.Be ready to pay extra $ for the days you haven't even received the phone.

2-0 out of 5 stars Awful product
This is my 4th phone from T-Mobile, and in some ways its the least usable phone yet. The unit has speakerphone and headset capabilities which allow you to never hold the phone up to your head. This may interest you if you are concerned about electromagnetic radiation that mobile phones emit. I am glad to say that this phone has decent reception in my area, but there is still a delay when speaking with people and regular audio dropouts. These two problems may be related to the T-Mobile service, not the phone itself. Unfortunately this phone is plagued by some simple problems that I amazed did not get solved before this phone was released. When the screen goes dark it is unreadable under most lighting situations. You have to first press a key to get the screen to light up, which it will not do if the phone's keypad is locked. If you need to make a call in a pinch or emergency situation, there is a good chance you will not be able to due to the dark screen/keypad lock situation. Next, the phone does not ring loud enough. I was looking forward to taking advantage of the C650's ability to use digital audio files, but at maximum volume its still not that loud. I even boosted the volume of my files manually to help with this but its just not loud enough. This causes missed phone calls. Speaking of transferring files, it was a nightmare. For anyone who is not technically inclined beware: the phone does not come with the cable (standard mini USB cable), or software drivers to connect the phone to your PC. I had to hunt on internet search engines for almost 15 minutes to find the drivers. So, the greatest selling points about this phone are mostly useless. It does function as a phone if you are willing to work around all the problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK phone with some drawbacks.
I had an old Nokia and needed to upgrade because the battery had died and it was cheaper to get a new phone than buy a new battery. I also needed a tri-band (900/1800/1900) phone because I needed it to work in the US and Europe. The C650 fit the bill and it was cheap. I am not disappointed, though the phone has some annoying drawbacks.

On the plus side, the phone has a standard USB interface. I had the Motorola MobileTools CD from an earlier Motorola phone I bought in Europe and installed the software on my laptop (the CD has drivers for all Motorola phones) and was able to access the C650 and all multimedia features from my laptop very easily. This allows you to download photos/videos to your PC and easily update your address book and personalize the phone (use any MP3 audio file as your ring tone etc).

Major annoyances: as other reviewers have noted, the display is very dark unless the backlight is on. This is annoying because the backlight is turned off by default when you lock the keyboard, so sometimes it can be hard to tell if the phone is on at all (pressing a key doesn't do anything, you have to unlock the keyboard, then lock it again).

The little "joystick" control is very hard to use, especially when you have to press it in the center position to select a menu choice (most of the time I end up pushing it in the wrong direction). My main gripe is that the AC adapter only works on 110V current. This is unforgivable for a tri-band 'world phone, all the more so because it's advertised as a 'travel charger' but doesn't work outside the US: all my other phones had 110/220V adapters so like an idiot I assumed this one was and I fried it by plugging into an European power outlet. In the end I had to buy two separate adapter, one for 110V and another 220Volt for travel purposes.

Standby and talk times are as advertised, so no complaints there.
I don't really care much for the camera or any of the other multimedia features, so I can't comment on the picture quality asI have no basis for comparison against other phones.

Overall, it's an adequate phone that's worth its money as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations (and are willing to buy a new AC adapter if you plan to travel to Europe). ... Read more


34. Samsung x475 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $199.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0008G26SA
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 127
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get some serious style with the x475 from Samsung. True, this phone is billed as entry-level, but it has features like MMS messaging, instant messaging, and a vibrant, high-resolution color screen that put it a notch above other phones that are this affordable. With the x475, you'll even get wireless Web capabilities that will keep you in step with the latest mobile Internet technologies.


Click the image to get a closer look at the x475's features.
Design
Inside the x475's sleek clamshell you'll find a large, 128 x 160 color display with support for 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 64 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side, while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. There's also a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets.

Calling Features
The x475's phonebook can handle up to 1000 of your contacts, and you can store up to three numbers per entry, plus an email address. In addition to having a discreet vibrating alert, the X475 supports 40-chord polyphonic ringtones, which means you can really jazz up your incoming calls with cool tunes. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. You can also assign icons and ringers to your most common callers. Like all T-Mobile phones, the x475 supports voice mail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging, and access to T-Mobile's 411 service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
When it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity, the x475 has you covered. The phone features support for ICQ and AOL instant messaging applications (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the x475, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a to-do list, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Entertainment
The x475 is easy to customize to suit your style. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes, and you can even browse and download more wallpapers from the t-zones service. The x475 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung x475 weighs 3.00 ounces and measures 3.45 x 1.81 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of digital talk time, and up to 180 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 900/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
x475 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply/charger, euro-plug, handsfree headset, SIM card, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Compact, stylish design with caller ID on the external color screen
  • Stay in touch using AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ messaging
  • VoiceMail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging
  • Dual-band (1900, 900 MHz)
  • Vibrating alert

Reviews (8)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I had hoped
PROs:
1. Very tiny compared to others I've had
2. Easy to flip open and view
3. Nice color screen
4. Robust "vibrate" mode
5. Hands-free earpiece volume good
6. Battery life great - charges up quickly
7. Hands-free can re-dial and answer and end calls.Nice, but makes the plug too sophisticated - see CON #4

CONs:
1. Flat keys make it impossible to dial by touch alone - need to look at the keypad!This is terrible for driving.See also CON #7.
2. Hands-free earbud falls out of my ear (never had a problem with any other earbuds)
3. In car, hands-free mike picks up road noise.I've had to cup the mike in my hand next to my mouth for people to hear me.Can't use my nice Sony hands-free with X475 because of CON #4.
4. Non-standard hands-free socket.Few devices will work with it.The Amazon "product description" says, "There's also a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets." - this is NOT true!
5. Ringer volume difficult to adjust.Need to go into menus!
6. Almost TOO sleek - I'm terrified I'll drop it.There's practically nothing to grip.It's smooth, slippery and rounded.
7. NO VOICE DIALING.T-Mobile salesman told me the X475 was far superior to my old Motorola C332, which DID have voice dialing!This phone - a new, slick phone - should have voice dialing.A major drawback to X475 if you need to drive with it!Mobiledia.com claims this phone has "voice commands", but 2 calls to carrier have confirmed: no voice dialing.
8. Reception cuts in and out - more so on the road - even in metro area, full battery.Is it X475 problem or carrier problem??Don't know.

I really don't care about (and thus have no opinion on):
Ring tones, IM, "T-Zones" / Internet capability (wish I could disable it...), Games, No camera, No speakerphone Connectivity software.

OTHER:
I got a $10 holster - it says "Sydney Harbour" on the belt clip.This is a great accessory!Keeps phone from getting scratched.I never worry about it falling off my belt.Phone is so small I forget I have it sometimes.

CONCLUSION:
Flashy, pretty and small, but I'd rather it was ugly, had voice dialing, a standard jack, and no fade in and out.(function before form!)

3-0 out of 5 stars Worse than my Samsung x105..
Yes, it really is worse than my Samsung x105. I've been using this phone for nearly a month. It looks really cute and seemed like a good upgrade from my last non-flip phone but, its looks don't make up for its functionality.

Good: I've noticed that this phone has an improved T9 system. The colors on screen are very vibrant.

Bad: First off, the reception is the worst I've ever had. People often have a hard time hearing me and vice-versa. People always tell me to repeat myself. The battery life is pretty bad. With my last phone I would charge it every 3-4 days. This one I have to charge every other day and I rarely use it. The ringtones sound "tingy" compared to my last phone and often hard to hear.

I have to disagree with all the previous reviews... Maybe I just got a bad phone. >:( If I did, I wonder if its too late to return it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, Cheap (meaning inexpensive) phone
This is my first tmobile phone, before i had the much bulkier and expensive vox8610 from Virgin mobile. this phone is GREAT. comes with 4 games, around 20 ringtones with the feature of downloadable mp3 ringtones. you can picture message, send sound files - record you own and send them. i love the Ondemand Alerts, i can check the Red sox score by sending the word SOX to the number 444 - after i set my code words of course, and within 4 seconds i have the up to date score - good for when your stuck in a play and the sox are on - (true story)

pros

- recordable and sendable sound files
- picture messaging with wallpapers
- ondemand scores and news
- unlimited internet
- mp3 ringtones - with a big selection
- 4 default games (bubblesmile; its like snood, kindof. fun2link; my favorite game, you have to transport oil from place to place avoiding obsticals. mobile chess; duh ulitmate golf; harder to get used to but fun.)
- alarms and calendars - auto power on
- customizeable shortcut buttons
- AOL INSTANT MESSENGER OR ICQ
- ability to check your minutes used.
- phycadelic lsd (led) light that goes off when calls come in
- durable and study, ive dropped it like 4 times on pavement, once in teh mud and its yet to even notice - aside from teh battle scars it has now

few cons
- when you have "vibrate and ring" enabled, the phone will vibrate 3 times than go to teh ring, my old phone could do it at the same time.
- every so often - very very rare, it will freeze. you may never notice it
- no downloadable games
- phone and sim memory - this is probaly a really good feature if i knew how to use it.


thats it - great phone - get one of your own, if you activate a new membership you can get it for 20 bucks.

fun tip* aside from teh games, if your bored try pressing the number "2" like 40 times, slow down near the end and on one of the pushes it will get stuck vibrating. even when you close the phone it will keep going, the only way to stop it is to push a numbered button. but if your bored enought you could play teh pussycat with it or something. *it may have to be set on "voice" under sound options for keytone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Phone
I've been using the Samsung x475 for a while now and I must say that I'm very satisfied with it. The small size and weight of the cell allow it to be easily stored away and provide a lot of comfort when you need to be on the phone for a long period of time. Not to mention the hands-free set it comes with helps to make things that much more comfortable.

I love the overall look and design of the phone. It has an attractive blue/silver cover and a service light (green-default) that can also let you know when you have received a voicemail or text message (red-default). The screen is very easy to read and it's simple to navigate through everything and change your settings.

The charger it comes with doesn't need to be used as much as I thought it would. I find that I can use the phone all day long and still not lose even a single bar on the three-bar battery line. Of course, I do put it on the charger almost every night just to be on the safe side of things.

Next comes the fun part: accessories. Hi-fi ringers, wallpaper, games, cases, etc. Most of these are pretty self-explanatory, but I love the Hi-Fi Ringers that you can purchase from T-Mobile's site and then assign each one to a different contact in your phone book. It's a great feature that will let you know the difference between a call you really want to take and a call that you would rather let your voicemail answer instead.

I'd recommend this phone to anyone wanting a standard flip-cell without the need of a camera. It's a really good purchase for all of us minimalistic lovers out there who just need something that can get the job done.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real nice
I just got this phone, and it's smaller than I expected. When I measured it, it turned out to be 3 and 3/8 by 1 and 6/8 by 7/8. At any rate, it turned out to be smaller than I anticipated. The screen is really bright, the backlighting of the number pad is very nice and bright, and it's built pretty durably for a samsung phone. There's this transparent dot in the middle of the face that lights up when it rings, or it serves as a blinking signal indicator kind of like the old startacs. It charges very quickly, and when you type numbers to dial it displays it in enormous font size for people with bad eye sight.

I was really surprised by the service. I looked at the tmobile coverage map, and my area was not very green (digital), in fact my surrounding area was all tan (not even light green). However, I get all full bars of signal in my home, and this phone seems really good at picking up signals according to other reviews I've read. In fact, I get much better signal and call quality with tmobile than I do with cingular (their map claims my area is all green). Also, the included (wired) headset is very nice and clear.

Anyways, on to the cons. Like other reviewers mentioned, the ringer tones stink. They're crazy eccentric tones no self-respecting person would want to use. But whatever; no big deal. The only other thing I wish this phone came with is a holster. I don't like cases because they make the phone bulkier and not very good for clamshell phones. So you're stuck sticking this phone in your pocket where it seems easily scratchable, like most other phones on the market. Other than this, I really like this phone. Nice and functional; does what a phone should do. ... Read more


35. T-Mobile Sidekick II Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00063DKVC
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 369
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

It's here and it's better than ever. With a number of big improvements over the original Sidekick, the Sidekick II is a powerful mobile companion and tri-band world phone. Flip open the big color screen and shoot off unlimited e-mails on the better-than-ever QWERTY keyboard. Snap a photo with the new built-in camera and send it to your friends. Hop online and check your top Web picks. Or just pick up your Sidekick II and make a call.

Design

The Sidekick II's email client supports up to three POP/IMAP accounts.

The integrated VGA camera supports 640x480 resolution. There's even a flash for nighttime shots.

AOL Instant Messenger comes installed on the handset.

View any HTML website and navigate with ease using the Sidekick II's scroll wheel.
The Sidekick II is designed to be easy to use in every way. The unique, 240 x 160 pixelss screen supports 65,000 colors and opens to reveal a full keyboard for all your text messaging, emailing and calendar updates. Many users complained about the original Sidekick's lack of buttons for quick access to basic functions. All that has been remedied in this new model. New dual purpose dedicated send/end and page up/down buttons make it easier to place calls and surf the Web. Previously, users had to go into the settings menu of the device to change the volume, but new dedicated external buttons make the process easier and more intuitive. What's more, there's now an external power button-- no more opening the display to turn the handset on. There's also a new external directional pad that can be accessed without opening the screen, a big plus for gaming applications. The Sidekick II retains the handy rocker switch on the right side of the device for quick menu navigation and selection.

The overall size of the Sidekick II is another big change. The unit is approximately 25 percent thinner than the previous version. Overall, it has been improved to provide a more comfortable feel when used as a phone. It's also been designed with an integrated camera for the first time. The camera, LED flash unit and self portrait mirror are located on the back of the Sidekick II.

The Sidekick II runs on the proprietary Hiptop OS, which is designed with a unique wheel-shaped menu for easy selection of applications and functions. The device is built with a total of 48 MB of internal memory.

Calling Features
The Sidekick II's phone book can hold up to a whopping 2000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The device also features a speakerphone for easy handsfree talking. Polyphonic ringtones with up to 16 chords are included and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The Sidekick II covers all your messaging needs with support for text messaging and multimedia messaging (MMS) with images, sounds and pictures. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. If instant messaging is your thing, you can use the Sidekick II's built-in AOL Instant Messenger application to chat with buddies anywhere. Yahoo Messenger is also available via T-Mobile's application download service (T-Mobile messaging charges apply for text and instant messaging, unlimited messaging included in Sidekick data plan). AutoText word completion, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

If you want email on the go, the Sidekick II has you covered there, as well. With Sidekick Unlimited service, you can get your own 6 MB e-mail account from T-Mobile or you can also set up as many as three other personal e-mail accounts to deliver e-mail directly to your Sidekick II's email application. Web browsing is also easy with the Sidekick II and the T-Mobile Sidekick Unlimited plan. View full web pages with the device's embedded browser and surf T-Mobile's t-zones service, which offers news headlines, weather updates, game and ringtone downloads, and more.

The Sidekick ships with a number of handy tools, including a calendar with up to 1000 event entries, an alarm that can be set to notify you of calendar events and a to-do list. These tools can be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook via the Sidekick II's USB data connection or wirelessly via the Sidekick II's Intellisync technology. Intellisync is a unique web-based application that runs on any PC with a web browser. It allows you to view and update your calendar and contacts information and then upload them to your Sidekick II wirelessly. You can even view all the photos on your Sidekick II in gallery format. All of your data is stored remotely, so if your Sidekick is ever lost or stolen (gasp!) your data is safe and accessible.

The Sidekick II allows you to send and receive virtual contact cards (vCards). vCards are a great way to easily save and share contact information with friends and colleagues. Lastly, if you need to find the keyhole after a night on the town, the Sidekick II has a mini LED flashlight.

Imaging and Entertainment
The Sidekick II has fun in its soul. Snap photos and share them with your friends via messaging or email, or via your online Intellisync gallery. The camera features a night mode for getting good shots in low-light situations.

One game, Rock and Rocket, ships with the Sidekick II, and more are available via the t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The Sidekick II weighs 6.49 ounces and measures 5.12 x 2.60 x 0.87 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 60 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Sidekick II handset, hands-free headset, carry case, AC adaptor, application CD. ... Read more

Features

  • Real web browsing
  • Built-in camera with flash
  • Built-in organizer with PC synchronization
  • Photo caller ID
  • AOL Instant Messenger, text messaging, 6 MB email account

Reviews (112)

5-0 out of 5 stars THIS THING IS THE BEST!
I've had it for about a week.
The phone rules.The speaker isnt as low, as others say..it could be louder, but its fine!
It is soo easy to type. fast. AOL IM's are lightening fast. TUrn pictures off on websites and browse, easy! take like 30seconds to load a page.
The games stink ...5$ a game,and the 1 free one is garbage. ring tones are garbage.....they are all rap.90percent. and you can't download them, anywhere, on the internet...only from TMObiLE.2$ a song.
Buy the alarm for 5$, its awsome.
Camera is pretty bad, and flash is useless. But with all the other stuff...who cares? But, u can capture, a fun a moment..its good enough..Scrolling is super easy, very easy to learn and master.
GREAT CALENDAR!
as for using the phone to talk on, its a bit odd, it stinks for long conversations, but for long ones, i use speaker....

I LOVE THIS PHONE! I'M ON IT 24/7.

3-0 out of 5 stars Almost but not quite
I really like the features and it's very easy to type on of course. I like the design, the interface, the whole concept.

But using this as a phone is terrible.

My calls are constantly dropped and I am always losing connection.70% of the time I have to dial a number 3 or 4 times to get the call to go through.

When I actually am in a call, the reception is bad. It doesn't matter if I am in a bathroom or the top of a 30 story building in the middle of downtown. I have to say "Can you hear me now?" so much you'd think I'm in a Verizon commercial.

If the reception on this phone was actually good, then I would be keeping this phone. Instead I am going to have to sell it because it's really ticking me off.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still Unavailable
This is rediculous.i ordered one and they never sent it to me or said anything, then one day about a week after i was supposed to recieve the item the web site said this item is currently unavailable!!What the F.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing tool!
Okay, so it's not high-speed internet, but WOW! I have had a Sidekick II for several months and amazed at the capabilities of this little unit.It easily gets my e mail from the POP3 server of my ISP (does not get web-based mail), the browser is pretty darn good for something that fits into your purse and the speed is much improved since I first got it.I love the camera, it's really pretty good quality.The phone, eh, not the best, but with the speakerphone or hands-free, it's fine.

I will never be without my Sidekick again!

2-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone , Bad Coverage
The Sidekick II phone is amazing, it's like a mini laptop.The only problem is that you would get more service coverage with a walkie talkie than T-Mobile.If I'm in the middle of Hollywood or Los Angeles, my connections are still bad even in such a metro area.I have trouble havea conversation for more than 10 minutes cause it just gets so staticy and disconnects at random.

If T-Mobile had good coverage it would be great, but they don't , so it sucks. ... Read more


36. Motorola i830 Phone - Silver (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $174.99
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00029QWHE
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 250
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the small and sleek i830, Nextel delivers all the features of the i730 in a package that is 30 percent smaller. With Nextel's legendary Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology, speakerphone capability and a vibrant color screen, the i830 is the right tool for getting the job done, only now you can do it with a smaller, more pocket-friendly phone.


Click the image to get a closer look at the i830's features.
Design
The i830 is no ordinary clamshell. Like other Nextel phones, it's built tough for construction and utilities industry users. The outer casing features a durable anodized metal covering that kicks the style up a few notches. The phone sports a large 130 x 130 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover features a supplementary monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. An attached cover protects the unit's USB data, handsfree headset, and charging ports.The phone's control pad also features a five-way button that can control most of the phone's functions. The phone's software features one-touch shortcuts to phone features and easy, icon-driven menus.

Calling Features
The i830's built-in address book can store up to 600 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert and you can assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls. More polyphonic ringtones can be added via a Nextel Online add-on plan. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak numbers and control other phone features with the sound of your voice. Access the last 20 sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage via the recent calls list. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, and the i830's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology. The i830 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i830 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i830 features MMS-based support for mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text, graphics and sound messaging. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the i830, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

The i830 ships with a datebook that lets you book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn on the phone if needed. You can store a phone number or Direct Connect ID and initiate a call from a datebook entry (datebook Does not sync with other software programs). There's also a voice recording application that can record phone conversations if you need to replay directions or meeting times. A time and date clock are included, as well.

Entertainment and Software
For those who want their i830 to match their tastes, the phone allows you to customize the idle screen with your choice of hundreds of available images. You can also download new wallpapers directly to your phone with any Nextel Online plan.

The i830 is packed with a number of Java applications. Pre-loaded applications include Advanced Calculator, as well as TeleNav 2.2, an application that provides audible driving directions and takes advantage of the i830's GPS capability. 1KTV multimedia for wireless news reports is also included (both TeleNav and 1KTV require subscriptions). Meanwhile, games that ship with the i830 include 3D Baseball demo and a Tetris demo. You can also download more games to the phone's 2MB of internal memory via the Nextel Online service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i830 weighs 3.6 ounces and measures 3.3 x 1.8 x .80 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 120 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 55 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i830 handset, slim lithium ion battery, slim battery door, carry holster with swivel clip, black rapid travel charger. ... Read more

Features

  • Nextel's smallest phone ever
  • Incoming and Outgoing cellular audio as well as voice memos with the Voice Recorder
  • Full Color Display and Speakerphone
  • One Touch access to Direct-Connect
  • Comes with a Slim Bettery, Battery Door, Carry Holster, and 600 Contact SIM Card

Reviews (20)

5-0 out of 5 stars Mr SlimMr Cool
Nextel and Motorola have developed the ultimate "ultra cool, super sleek, power attitude, I am the man / I am the woman, great phone w/the Nextels and esp the i830. Not only does it have consistent great sound quality on calls, but the ability to quickly contact other Nextel friends or relatives with a single push of the Direct Connect button makes other phones "just another phone".
**By the way, the Direct Connect (2 way radio) is usable in FULLY PRIVATE mode by simply pressing 1 button. The speaker turns off, you hold the phone to your ear, you scroll to the name of the bud you wish to contact, you push the button to talk and release it to listen and NO ONE has to hear your fast Direct Connect conversation. All Nextel phones have the privacy button for Direct Connect. It makes voice mail such a waste of our time.
That is how I use my Nextel all day at work in the office, I also keep mine on silent vibrate mode for totally discrete private use.
Look at any volunteer fireman/firewoman, construction person, cop, or young Jr High/HS kid in the Westchester/Dutchess/Rockland/Putnam County, NY region: you'll see a Nextel on their belt or in their hand. It is THE PHONE where I live.
Just try one. They have so many plans you will find one you like.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Lot In A LIttle Package
Pros: This is a great phone. It can do everything you want, from the direct connect to calling, speakerphone or not. But is also has Java apps, web access, and text messaging.

The color screen is bright and easy to read. Unlike other Nextel phones (I had the i530), this one has a nice screen to see the number calling before you open the phone. You can answer it with the flip ,or still decide whether to take it or not.

I have the bronze, it is a nice color, and attractive little phone.

The DC is great, volume levels super, and it is nice Nextel is finally providing smaller phones.

Cons: Buttons are a little small for big guy like me, and while the battery life is good, does need to be charged about every night..not a problemo.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great phone
Before I purchased this phone I read all the reviews.It was the perfect size for me, I loved that it was a flip phone and had the two-way feature, and THIN!!, but I was still very apprehensive about purchasing it because every review I read said the battery life stunk.

I'm glad I gave it a shot.I don't know if my experience with the phone is unique, but I've never had a problem with a low battery.It also charges SUPER fast.I generally put mine on the charger at night, but I've gone almost 3 days without charging it (low usage).I can get two days of use with one charge, and have regularly forgot to charge it at night, plug it in when I'm getting ready in the morning, and have a full day's use.

Other feature I like include the clear color screen, and sound clarity is fantastic. After having this for a few months, I hate using my roommates cell phone..there is just no comparison in sound.

There are a few things I dislike about the phone.I loved the polished steel look, but it scratches easily.I have dropped mine a number of times and it has gotten beat up.Also, it tends to be difficult to use while your driving (unless you use the voice dialing feature) because the option buttons on the screen (such as "store number" and "back") flip irregurly, and don't tend to be intuitional.I'm also not a fan of the speaker on the back of the phone.There is no alarm either.You have to use the "date book" in order to have an alarm and it's not easily set.

But in all I really do love this phone, it has been the best one I have owned in the past 10 years.

1-0 out of 5 stars stinks i830
I have had this phone for 1year and it is the worst service I have ever had with a wireless company the battery stinks loses life before the day is up I never have service when I want it and drops calls when you are talking I would not advise getting this phone

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone
I liked this phone it seems to be tough and stylish. But had ordered it off of Nextels site.They even gave me a code that saved me $50.00.Here it is for you all to share (CL897L) case sensitive.On the shopping cart page in the promo box.It is like an invoice thing.But I think it is a very good phone.You will enjoy the phone.Happy shopping. ... Read more


37. Samsung E317 Phone (Cingular)
by Samsung
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002VQDVM
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 1224
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With support for multimedia messaging, mobile instant messaging, and Cingular MEdia Net wireless Internet services, Samsung E317 is great for people who want to step into the next generation of handsets. It's also got dual color screens and a VGA camera-- a sweet combo for getting and sharing shots on the go.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the E317's features.
The E317 sports a slim, sleek clamshell design with a large 128 x 160 color display with 65,000 colors. A supplementary, 96 x 64 screen on the front of the cover also displays in brilliant, full color. With it, you can quickly see photos, images, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side, and there's also a button for quick access to camera functions. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. There's a standard jack on the top of the unit to accept universal hands-free headsets, while the phone's charging and data ports are placed on the bottom of the unit.

Calling Features
The E317 features 40-chord polyphonic ringtones, and in addition to the built-in ringers you can download music and "supertone" enhanced ringtones from Cingular's MEdia service. A vibrate alert silently notifies you of incoming calls when you want to be discreet. The phone's internal memory lets you create an internal phone book of 500 alphanumeric entries. Meanwhile, ringer and picture ID lets you assign photos and ringtones to callers. The phone is also compatible with Cingular's "Fast Forward" call forwarding device, which enables you to effortlessly forward your wireless calls to your land line phone.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
Powerful messaging and Internet capabilities are built into the E317. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported via AOL Instant Messenger and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols. There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

The phone supports the GPRS wireless data protocol, meaning that when used with Cingular's Wireless Internet Express data service and the phone's data port, the E317 can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the E317 including a calculator with currency converter, an alarm, a to-do list, a voice memo recorder, and a calendar.

Imaging and Entertainment
Kick the fun up a notch with the E317's integrated VGA (640x480) camera, which includes a digital zoom, a self-timer, brightness control, and multi-shot ability for capturing fast action. You can even use the phone's external display as a viewfinder-- great for getting self portraits.

The E317 allows you to set screensavers, themes and wallpapers to suit your tastes. The phone is Java enabled, meaning it supports games written on the Java platform. The unit ships with three games and more are available via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The E317 weighs 3 ounces and measures 3.30 x 1.80 x .80 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.7 hours of digital talk time, and up to 298 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Samsung E317 handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Ultralight VGA camera phone with dual-color displays.
  • Java Capable, 65K color TFT LCD Screen
  • 40-chord polyphonic ringtone compatible
  • VGA Camera takes photos at 640x480 resolution
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars solid choice
I replaced a high-end previous generation nokia with this phone based primarily on its small size.

The good:
*Size. This phone fits easily in my pocket. I had a tiny nokia and this phone was the only flip phone at the Cingular store that was nearly as narrow.
*Signal. I find the signal coverage to be slightly better on this phone than my nokia (despite cingular's advice to the contrary).
*Battery life. I go a few days between charges. The phone seems to charge quickly, too.
*Usability. I thought it would take time to get used to something other than my nokia but the menus were easy to use.

The OK:
*Camera. The camera is not great in low light, but is fine overall. One annoyance is the camera can be turned on using an external button. I've taken the occasional picture of my pocket. Also, you can't seem to get rid of the camera's shutter sound (I haven't looked that hard, but it wasn't obvious).
*Sound quality. I think sound quality is lower on this phone than on my old nokia. I can hear people fine, but there is a little bit of distortion, like you might hear if you turned your stereo up too loud. It seems to help to keep the volume down a little and/or to tilt the phone slightly away from my ear. Like most phones there are volume buttons on the side of the phone so its easy to adjust.
*Customization. I don't feel like I have as much control over ringing patterns, displays, etc. as I did on my nokia. Still, those are the kinds of things you get used to.

The bad:
There are really no deal-breakers for me on this phone. So far its been a good deal.

Overall a very capable phone. I'm enjoying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars best
this phone is the best there is no PROBLEM WITH THE SPEAKERS!!!IT HAS SO MUCH WALL PAPER AND RINGTONES AND IT HAS A CAMERA

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent features and style. Definetely recommend
I'd have to say that i'm in love with this phone. I recently received it last week, and can't stop playing around with it. For starters, the external display on front of the folder is great. You can choose what color you want it to be, and it has a neat little service light on it as well. Once you open the folder, the screen size is pretty good. The buttons and layout are nothing differen than you average clamshell phone, but that's ok. The softkeys are nice. As for the features, the phone is incredible. Theres too many things you can do to write down, so I won't go into detail. However, let me just say that once you connect to Cingular's MEdia Net, you will be hooked. Lastly, as far as everyone talking about the poor sound quality, just buy the additional earpiece(probably best to get it in the 3 piece travel package) and you should be hearing fine again.

2-0 out of 5 stars Eh.. A nice phone until you have to talk on it.
Okay, so I started reading reviews AFTER I purchased this phone. Seeing all of the "horrible sound quality!" comments, I was pretty nervous. And I had a reason to be. The sound quality on this phone is awful! I don't think it has anything to do with Cingular or reception, as I've never had problems with cingular before. I just can't hear anything on this phone and what I do hear is muffled and distorted. My friends are tired of me saying, "What did you say?" over and over again and they can't even hear me half the time. Also, I've had several instances of the phone "freezing up" on me. I'll have to remove the battery to get it to start working again.

It's a great looking little phone and the camera is pretty cool and fun to mess around with - but in the end, it is a phone. When you can't use a phone for it's main purpose, you have some problems. Samsung should have put a little more time and effort into the speaker instead of into all the little options that don't really matter much.

2-0 out of 5 stars Should be taken off the market
Why Cingular continues to sell this phone is beyond me?Surely Samsung had to know what a terrible phone they were putting on the market.The main problem is clarity.There is so much distortion that I really have a tough time understanding what people are saying.AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! ... Read more


38. Audiovox CDM8910 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $219.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0006HHG1I
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 208
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a VGA camera with flash, dual displays and a speakerphone, the Audiovox CDM8910 is one powerful flip phone. It also supports Verizon Wireless' mobile Internet services and content, making it the perfect companion for all your adventures.


Click the image to get a closer look at the CDM8910's functions.
Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a 128 x 160 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. The rear of the flip-up cover houses a camera that can snap shots at 640 x 480 resolution, also known as VGA resolution. There's also a small 95 x 64 secondary black and white LCD display on the back of the cover that displays incoming call information, network signal strength and more. Most camera features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an extendable antenna while USB data and charging ports are housed on the unit's bottom edge.

Calling Features
The CDM8910 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. There's also a built-in address book that can store up to 300 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the CDM8910 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital networks, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas. Finally, the CDM8910's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging and Internet
The CDM8910 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the CDM8910. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the CDM8910. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools using the Get It Now service.

The CDM8910 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock. A voice memo feature lets you record clips up to 60 seconds in length.

Imaging and Entertainment
The CDM8910's VGA camera makes it easier than ever to snap good pictures and share them with friends via picture messaging. The camera features a built-in flash for getting great shots in low-light situations, as well as a 4x zoom. The phone boasts custom graphics-- screen savers, wallpaper and menu icons-- that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality. More graphics, wallpapers and screensavers are available from the Get It Now service. The phone is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform. Games are available via the Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox CDM8910 weighs 3.18 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.17 hours of digital talk time, and up to 140 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Audiovox CDM8910 handset, holster, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in camera with flash
  • Dual displays
  • Buit-in speakerphone
  • BREW compatibile for great gaming
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I did a lot of research before getting this phone and it seems to have gotten a lot of mixed reviews. However, I've been extremely pleased with it. Here's what I've found:

Pros:
- The menu is easy to use and aesthetically very nice.
- Lots of convenient short cut keys.
- The camera quality is pretty good for a cell phone and has adjustable quality levels (Even on low quality, the picture is pretty good if you're keeping it on the cell phone as a background or something).
- Battery life is pretty good- I can go several days without recharging it.
- The reception seems to be pretty good, too.
- I've seen a few reviews of complaints that they kept taking pictures of their pockets accidentally, but there is a key lock, and even without that on, my phone won't take pictures while it's closed. Perhaps they've changed the way the camera button works since then?


Cons:
- It did take a little reading of the manual to find out how to use all of the features (speakerphone and key lock, for example) but once you figure it out, it's quite easy.
- The screen is a little hard to see in bright sunlight, but it's not really a problem unless you're trying to take pictures as it can be hard to see what details are in the shot.
- The built-in ringtones aren't great, but the ringer has good sound, so you can download something better for it.
- The external display alternates between "Verizon Wireless" and the time, which can be annoying when you want to know what time it is and have to wait 5 seconds before the clock comes back.
- No games.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ugly phone/Bad call quality/
I bought CDMA 9810 (AUDIO VOX) which is SUCKS - NO Question about it. I returned it and bought Motorola 710

I used CDMA 9800 (AUDIOVOX) earlier which was good. I liked it. CDMA 9800 is better than 9810 (which is higher version of 9800)which is quite surprising.

They just added few feautres to 9810 like

Camera zoom

4-0 out of 5 stars Really good phone for the price.
This phone has a lot of attractive features that make it worth buying, but there are also seveal caveats.

The Good:
- The dual display is very nice, allowing the external LCD to display either an analog or digital clock (the analog clock looks really sharp).The main screen is full-color, which is nice, though becoming standard on cellphones.
- The battery life is long.I can go two days without charging my phone and be fine.There's also an extended-life battery available, though I can't imagine needing it.
- The camera is OK by cellphone standards, but having a flash really helps.Also, the phone has overlay "frames" that allow you to take fun pictures.Another nice feature is the ability to take self-portraits with the external LCD.
- The MP3 ringtones are nice.Instead of a MIDI re-creation of your favorite songs, the real songs themselves play on your phone.There are free services on the web for making your own ringtones, but Verizon likes to combat them.

The Bad:
- The included belt clip doesn't allow the phone to open while holstered, so you have to unclip it to use any functions.
- Sometimes you'll take a picture of the inside of your pocket because the camera button gets pushed.
- The external LCD is black-and-white, unlike newer models with color displays.
- The phone takes a long time to turn on/off when compared to other phones.

1-0 out of 5 stars Are we talking about the same phone?
This is the worst phone I have ever used.I was a long term sprint customer but figured I would switch to Verizon about a week ago.I get a 22% employee discount so I thought I would switch.After reading reviews on the Audiovox CDM8910, I thought I would get an amazing phone.First off this phone is not user friendly.If you want to use the phone outside, forget about it.The screen turns black in the sun.The camera quality is terrible.The ring tones are horrible and very limited.Plus, there are no games, not even plain old freecell.I almost wish I had my old school LG phone, it may have been basic but at least it was easy to use.So beware of some of these reviews about how great this phone is.Or do what I did and buy the phone just to exchange it for something better.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Pros:(1) First tri-mode phone that would work inside my house.Don't know if that's due to upgrades in Verizon's network since the last time I tried to switch to a tri-mode orif it's that this phone has more range.I tried many tri-mode phones that didn't work and had to keep going back to my trusty Audiovox 4000 dual-mode phone for its better range.

(2) Good display for older eyes, except very difficult to see in a quick glance who the caller is when a call comes in on call waiting while you are talking to someone else.With my old phone, I could see the incoming caller's number in a split second and get the phone back up to my ear so I didn't miss much of the conversation I was in.On this one, the number of the person you are talking to is clear but it's hard for the eye to find and read the number of the person on call waiting, especially in high ambient light.

Cons:(1) Short battery life.Short car cord.Once the battery is dead, I try to keep talking by plugging in the car cord and hunching over close to the cigarrette lighter so the short springy cord doesn't pull the plug out, but after a minute or so, the phone shuts down even with power from the cigarette lighter if the battery is dead. Maybe my charger or battery is defective.

(2)Camera -- no way to get pictures out except by sending them to yourself over the internet, which costs money. But that's okay, because the picture quality is poor so why would you want them? No way to lock buttons, so you are constantly taking pictures of the inside of your pockets and especially of your shoulder as you answer calls and accidentally hit the shutter button.

All-in-all, a step down from my trusty, clunky old Audiovox 4000 which I used for years.I would still be using the 4000, except Verizon insists they will charge me $150/month for 2000 minutes with the 4000, plus charge for long distance, whereas with a tri-mode it's $99 and free long distance. Waaaa!

So now it's off to the Verizon store to return this phone and try another. ... Read more


39. Samsung p735 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $499.99
our price: $399.99
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Asin: B0006M6FPG
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 593
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Hands-On Review

Samsung's P735 is one of a new breed of cameraphones.Not only does it offer a megapixel camera, but it also has a novel form factor that differentiates it from everything else on the market.It opens up to reveal a large display, but its hinge does more than just open and close.By twisting and turning the top half of the phone, the P735 can be put into a 'L' shape configuration, or actually be flipped around completely so that the main display is on the outside of the phone.This is useful for taking photos.


Taking photos is a snap when you twist and turn the main display to the outside of the phone.

The P735 is a triband GSM phone that works on T-Mobile USA's 1900Mhz network and the 900Mhz and 1800Mhz GSM networks found in most other parts of the world, meaning it will work on your European vacation.It weighs 4.5 ounces, and is 3.6" x 1.73" x 0.95" in size, which is a bit large.Included in that package is a battery that was good for over 6.5 hours of talk time in my tests - even though Samsung claims only 4 hours.

The P735's numeric keypad has a nice feel, but has unusual positioning of the its two softkeys and dedicated camera button: the camera button is above the softkeys, which means that you often hit the camera button instead of the right softkey.The P735 has a nice directional controller, or d-pad, but it is raised quite a bit from the level of the keypad.Everything is very usable; it just isn't optimal.

But one buys a P735 for the multimedia capabilities.The megapixel camera takes a decent photograph for a cell phone.Outdoors shots are a bit blue in color, but reasonable.Indoor shots are much better.The camera offers resolutions ranging from MMS to full 1024x864.Normally the P735 shoots photos in a vertical portrait format, but if you twist the phone's hinge into the 'L' configuration, it will automatically adjust the camera to records photos in landscape format.


The RS-MMC memory card slot supports up to 512MB cards.

Unlike most video capable cameraphones on the market, the P735 can record video clips of nearly unlimited length.The phone only stops recording when you tell it to or when it runs out of memory.Since the P735 has 60MB of internal memory and a RS-MMC memory card slot that supports up to 512MB cards, that's a lot of video.

The P735 also has a reasonable MP3 player included.While you can't create real playlists, you can pick and choose the songs to play.Songs can be in internal storage or on the RS-MMC card.The included stereo headset offers good sound, but uses a proprietary connection, so you won't be able to use your own headset.If a call comes in while you are listening to music, the MP3 player will stop so you can take the call.


The P735's very bright and ultra-crisp 262k TFT main display features 176x144 resolution.

The P735 has a nice 262k color TFT display with a 176x144 resolution.It is very bright, and very crisp, and large enough to get the job done.The external 65k color sub-display is an ultra-bright OLED type that you could read from across the room in the dark - it's that sharp.Both displays are used by the Picture Caller ID system so you can see a photo of who is calling you.

While the P735 doesn't support email, except through T-Zones, it does have nice MMS and SMS editors.It also comes with a nice suite of 3D games, including the 3D first-person flying robot game Metalion.New games, including Java based games, can be bought from T-Mobile or found elsewhere on the Internet.

The Samsung SGH-P735 is a good solid multimedia phone.Not only can it take a nice picture, but it has looks that will turn heads and start conversations.Business users will miss voice dialing and a speakerphone, but for the casual user the P735 will offer enough fun for those things to be overlooked.
--Reviewed by Michael Oryl, editor in chief of www.MobileBurn.com

Pros:

  • Megapixel Camera
  • MP3 Player
  • 3D Games

Cons:

  • Big
  • No Voice Dialing
  • No Speakerphone

What's in the Box: P735 phone, Battery, Charger, Hands-Free Headset, SIM Card, Euro Plug and 32 MB Multimedia Card.

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Features

  • Unique Swivel Design
  • Built-In MP3 player and 3D Graphics
  • Built-in Megapixel Camera w/ CIF Video Capability
  • 64MB internal memory plus 32MB removeable RS-MMC Card
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone with NO SUPPORT!
This is a great phone for someone who doesn't care for new games. Although the phone has been in the market for nearly a year, there are no games available for it through tmobile besides the few that come with the phone. Don't get me wrong, I love the games, but I'd also love to play Tetris which has yet to appear at the tmobile site.

Here are the more intriguing features.

MP3 PLAYER
The MP3 player is mediocra at best. The nice thing about it is that it pauses when you have an incoming call and allows you to resume right where you left off. The bad part is that you can't fast forward. Many of you may be saying, "It's a phone, what do you expect?" But the truth is that it's built-in video player that does allow for rewinding and fast fowarding so that aspect is a disappointment.

Another HUGE disappointment is that you can't use your stored MP3's as ring tones. Again, the phone allows you to transfer videos from the memory card (RS MMC) to the phones memory and save them as your wallpaper (yes i mean video wallpapers) So again, this is somewhat of a let down since mp3's aren't nearly as complicated (or as large) as videos. Also, MP3's need to be encoded at over 128kbps. I think I encode them at 196kbps. Whenever I tried to go lower, the phone wouldn't recognize them as valid MP3 files.

ADVANCED VIDEO CAPABILITIES
Now for the clincher. Using simple media conversation tools like psp video 9, you can watch music videos and movies on your phone in .MP4 format! I purchased a 512MB RS MMC stick for $65 in December and use it to store videos and music that I enjoy everywhere such as on walks around town and on the bus or train. For those of you that love subtitles, they'll still be legable on the phones screen.

HEADSET
Another saddening fact is that it doesn't include a headphone jack. But it makes sense since headphones don't have buttons that allow you to answer calls so this can be overlooked. It's also comfortable, stay in place and are discrete with its unique design.

CAMERA = 1.1 MEGAPIXEL, BEST OUT
The camera is decent but its still the best US camera phones have to offer. The lack of a built-in flash makes it useless in poorly lite homes or at night.

BUMMER?
Hm, another thing that I noticed some people may miss is that the battery status bar stays idle while charging. I personally don't mind since the adapter itself has a status light (red for still charging, green for go time) so who cares right?

SUMMARY
So it's a media center in your pocket. A 512MB stick can probably hold a single movie, 3-4 20+ min episodes, or tons of songs and pictures. (You can throw your own pictures in there as well). Hope you found this helpful!

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Phone!
I LOVE this phone, I have been a longtime devotee of Samsung and this phone just rings my bell.Swivel feature best for using the mp3 player and just plain showing off.Great reception and battery life is what I would expect.

Tip for those purchasing new mobile phones:Condition your battery!This will greatly extend the life of your battery (in between charges and replacements).
Step 1:The first time your charge it, charge for 12 full hours for lithium ion battery (most common these days).
Step 2: Let it die COMPLETELY and then charge it FULLY again.
Step 3:Repeat step 2 one to two more times.

Always try to let your battery come as close to depleting as possible before recharging, this will extend the life of your battery as far as replacement.Your battery's longevity is based on "cycles," from one charge to the next.The more times you charge the battery, the sooner it will need to be replaced.Also, avoid using car chargers whenever possible, these are a "rush" charge that do not last as long (in terms of recharging) as traditional wall "trickle" charges.

4-0 out of 5 stars battery life
Did anybody else notice that the batter life is short?It only lasts me about 32 hrs and I don't even use the phone that often.Take two pics and talk for about 10 minutes and battery life is drained.

5-0 out of 5 stars playing mp3 or mp4 3gp videos on samsung p735
In order to play mp3 files you need to transfer files to your RS MMC but make sure less than 20 characters on name of mp3 track (including spaces letter or number) sam p735 will not read items fromMMC if it has more than 20 characters .also make sure these are mp3 not real audio or wmf sound format.only reads mp3 sound format .u can rename mp3 sound file b4 transfering to multimedia card .make sure once mmc card inside phone u select the mmc location . that will relsolve your issue .also u can download videos and compress it with (pvauthor) program and copy to mmc card and play on your handset

5-0 out of 5 stars need help
i have a question how can i get the songs to play on the phone with the multimedia card. i added some songs onto the card with a 8in 1 card reader/writer. For some reason its not reading them as an audio file. It reads them as unknown. Could anyone help i would appreciate it thanks ... Read more


40. Motorola i730 Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $149.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0000SX3BK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 543
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Motorola i730 is everything a top-notch phone should be; it's easy to use, as well as sturdy and feature packed. With Nextel's legendary Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology, speakerphone capability and a vibrant color screen, the i730 is the right tool for getting the job done.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the i730's features. View the rear of the unit in detail.
The i730 is no ordinary clamshell. Like other Nextel phones, it's built tough for construction and utilities industry users. The phone sports a large 130 x 130 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover features a supplementary monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The speakerphone unit is located below this display on the outside cover, while the trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. An attached cover protects the unit's USB data, handsfree headset, and charging ports. The phone's control pad also features a five-way button that can control most of the phone's functions. The phone's software features one-touch shortcuts to phone features and easy, icon-driven menus.

Calling Features
The i730's built-in address book can store up to 600 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert and you can assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls. More polyphonic ringtones can be added via a Nextel Online add-on plan. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak numbers and control other phone features with the sound of your voice. Access the last 20 sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage via the recent calls list. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, and the i730's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie- talkie technology. The i730 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i730 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.


The i730 is built tough and ideal for construction and utilities industry users.
Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i730 features MMS-based support for mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text, graphics and sound messaging. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the i730, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

The i730 ships with a datebook that lets you book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn on the phone if needed. You can store a phone number or Direct Connect ID and initiate a call from a datebook entry (datebook Does not sync with other software programs). There's also a voice recording application that can record phone conversations if you need to replay directions or meeting times. A time and date clock are included, as well.

Entertainment and Software
For those who want their i730 to match their tastes, the phone allows you to customize the idle screen with your choice of hundreds of available images. You can also download new wallpapers directly to your phone with any Nextel Online plan.

The i730 is packed with a number of Java applications. Pre-loaded applications include Advanced Calculator, as well as TeleNav 2.2, an application that provides audible driving directions. A demo version of WayToGo, a location service package, is also included. Both TeleNav and WayToGo take advantage of the i730's GPS capability and both require a subscription for full service. Meanwhile, games that ship with the i730 include a FOX Sports Football game demo, Bejeweled puzzle game demo, Zip Zavier adventure game demo. You can also download more games to the phone's 3MB of internal memory via the Nextel Online service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i730 weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.1 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 200 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 75 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i730 handset, standard lithium ion battery, standard battery door, carry holster with swivel clip, black rapid travel charger. ... Read more

Features

  • The i730 comes with a new 65k color display with enhanced clarity that allows you to customize your screen with downloadable wallpapers, adjustable color palettes, and choice of three font sizes
  • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone
  • Set your phone and instantly connect to the last Direct Connect call or an assigned contact by pressing the PTT button from the main idle screen
  • Comes with a powerful datebook that allows you to book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn-on the phone if needed
  • Phone can store up to 600 contact entries - Store up to seven numbers for a single name

Reviews (120)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nextel call quality is tops
Nextel and Motorola have developed the ultimate "ultra cool, super sleek,great phone w/the i730. Not only does it have consistent great sound quality on calls, but the ability to quickly contact other Nextel friends or relatives with a single push of the Direct Connect button makes other phones "just another phone".
**By the way, the Direct Connect (2 way radio) is usable in FULLY PRIVATE mode by simply pressing 1 button. The speaker turns off, you hold the phone to your ear, you scroll to the name of the bud you wish to contact, you push the button to talk and release it to listen and NO ONE has to hear your fast Direct Connect conversation. All Nextel phones have the privacy button for Direct Connect. It makes voice mail such a waste of our time.
That is how I use my Nextel all day at work in the office, I also keep mine on silent vibrate mode for totally discrete private use.
Look at any volunteer fireman/firewoman, construction person, cop, or young Jr High/HS kid in the Westchester/Dutchess/Rockland/Putnam County, NY region: you'll see a Nextel on their belt or in their hand. It is THE PHONE where I live.
Just try one. They have so many plans you will find one you like.

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone, better customer service
This is a review for boost mobile (nextel's prepaid service).I have a company phone when I travel during the school year, so I wanted a cool prepaid phone.I had (still do) a Nokia 1220 (Tracfone) and that phone was good (very basic), but I only had service in my local area (Houston) and no where else.After getting stuck at Chicago O'Hare without cell service, I decided I needed a phone that would get service in all major areas of the USA.I have not been dissappointed!!The rates are VERY reasonable for prepaid ($.15 - $.25/minute), customer service has been WONDERFUL, and it has (almost) all the cool features I had on my Sprint vision phone.TM, internet and walkie talkie (to Nextel and Boost customers).I hope what I read in an earlier review is not right about them getting bought out by sprint, because I was with them for almost 6 years and the customer service and plans went VERY steadily downhill!If you need a REALLY COOL phone and do not want a monthly contract, consider Boost Mobile.

5-0 out of 5 stars Positive feedback
The I730 of mine has served me now for over a year and a half. I have never had any major problem. Due to me using it all the time and dropping it a few times I am now looking for another to replace it. I don't have any problems with internet service, cell service or two way radio, unless I go out of the Nextel tower area. Which for me isn't very often. I wouldn't trade mine if I had to.

3-0 out of 5 stars i730 is not that bad
The i730 is a great phone, but I still think sprint is better. I gave this phone a rating of 3 because it doesn't recieve service everywhere you go. that's CRAZY! I thought nextel recieved signal anywhere. Currently I attend Wayne State and my phone rarely has service. On the other hand if I'm at home my phone never drops calls. Nextel really needs to step it up a notch, buI guess I can't say much about it because sprint will be buying them out soon.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad phone, but the cheaper model gets better signal.
I don't own this phone. I own the cheaper Motorola (Nextel) i710. I have many friends who own this phone though, although a few of them have since "downgraded" to the i710.

The main reason I chose the i710 over this i730 was signal strength. the i710 consistently gets better signal the the i730 no matter which of my friends phones I compare it too. All my friends are on the same wireless plan from Nextel as I am, so I know its not service, it is definitely the phones.

I can have full bars on my phone (5 including the little antennae icon) and my friends phone held right next to mine will have 2 or 3 bars. My phone gets signal in places their phones are "Out of Service."

Now you might say that maybe my friend just has a dud phone. Well I have 4 friends who have the i730, 5 friends with the i710 and one with the i860, all from Nextel, and the i710's always have better signal compared to the i730's. The i860 gets as good a signal as the i710 (but its significantly more expensive too).

I am not sure why two phones based on the same hardware and software have such drastic differences in signal. The only thing I can think of is some hardware added to give the i730 an external screen somehow interferes with the antennae hardware somehow.

Other than signal strength compared to the cheaper and basically identical (except for external screen) i710, the i730 is a pretty good phone. Lots of features, solid and durable construction and good battery life. For me signal was more important that a silver case an an external screen but if you like those things the i730 is a decent phone to use. ... Read more


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